While the jury is still out on whether Neve Campbell will play Sydney in the upcoming Scream sequel, Deadline has confirmed that David Arquette will return as the lovable Dewey Riley.
The actor told the publication, “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. 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.”
Spyglass Media Group is giving the Scream franchise another chapter, the last being in 2011 starring Emma Roberts.
With production scheduled to begin later this year, the clock is ticking on who will return to Woodsboro.
Naturally, the plot is being held under wraps. Moreover, the series will be missing its legendary director Wes Craven. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will take over his duties.
However, the original writer Kevin Williamson is returning, but this time to executive produce.
James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock) will co-write Scream 5.
“I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next Scream,” Williamson said. “Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Last week Neve Campbell was trending on social media. She says she would love to return to the franchise and is still in talks.