Scream 5 is officially on the way and one original cast member has been confirmed so far.
David Arquette officially confirmed he’d be returning to play Dewey Riley, who appeared in the original 1996 horror film as a sheriff’s deputy and later became sheriff.
“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my ‘Scream’ family, old and new,” Arquette said in a statement. “Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy (who passed away in 2015).”
Who else could return? The once lead, Neve Campbell, confirmed last week that she’s been “having conversations” about appearing in “Scream 5” as Sidney Prescott.
“I have been approached about it. The timing’s a bit challenging because of Covid. You know, we only started the conversation maybe a month and a half ago, so it’s going to take some time to figure out how it’s all going to work out … We’re negotiating, so we’ll see,” she told Rotten Tomatoes.
It’s unclear if Courtney Cox or any other past cast members have been approached. Matthew Lillard said he’s “available” (though it’s unlikely his character could return in the present) and Scream 4 actress Hayden Panettiere sparked rumors in December when she showed off a new haircut that resembled her character in the 2011 slasher flick.
Additional details, including a plot, are expected to be announced at a later date. We hear Scream 5 aims to begin shooting later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina, when coronavirus safety protocols are in place.
“Scream,” which revolves around killer(s) in a ghostface mask, was most recently revived as a television series that aired for three seasons on MTV and VH1 from 2015 to 2019. 90’s kids are you ready?