Courteney Cox has confirmed she’s returning for Scream 6.
The ‘Friends’ star is set to reprise her role as reporter Gale Weathers in the upcoming installment in the blockbuster slasher franchise, after the long-awaited fifth film hit theaters earlier this year.
Speaking on the ‘Just for Variety’ podcast, the 57-year-old actress said: “I got the script yesterday.
“I haven’t read it yet, I just got it […] I’m looking forward to reading it and I know that I think filming will start in June in Canada. I don’t know if I should say something.
She then teased, “Let me tell you the killer!”
The sixth film has already been confirmed by Paramount and Spyglass, who said: “We are extremely grateful to the fans around the world who have enthusiastically embraced our film.
“We can’t wait for the audience to see Radio Silence [directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett]writer Jamie [Vanderbilt] and guy [Busick] and Project X [Entertainment] have in store for our Woodsboro family.”
The directors added, “Working with such a wonderful and talented family of creators – and in the Wes line [Craven] and Kevin [Williamson] so expertly built – was the thrill of a lifetime and we are so excited to bring the next chapter in the Scream saga to life.”
Last month, Neve Campbell, 48, revealed she was approached to return as Sidney Prescott.
She said: “They approached me.
“There’s no script yet. I’m told there will be a draft soon.
“Actually, I was supposed to call a producer yesterday because he wanted to talk to me about what’s going on.”
The franchise also stars David Arquette, 50, as Dewey Riley.
Neve recently admitted she knew the franchise was in good hands with ‘Ready Or Not’ filmmakers Matt and Tyler.
She explained, “So I was really worried about doing one without him, because you have all these questions in your head like, ‘Can someone else achieve what they’ve achieved and make a film that’s on the level what he is capable of?’
“I got a letter from Matt and Tyler, the new directors. They had expressed the fact that they became directors because of Wes Craven and that they made their really amazing film ‘Ready Or Not’ because of the ‘Scream’ movies.
“I had seen this film before I knew they were involved and I thought it was a great film.