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David Arquette Will Return as Sheriff Dewey Riley in ‘Scream’ Reboot

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David Arquette will reprise his position as Sheriff Dewey Riley within the upcoming “Scream” reboot.

“I’m thrilled to be taking part in Dewey once more and to reunite with my ‘Scream’ household, outdated and new,” Arquette mentioned. “‘Scream’ has been such an enormous a part of my life, and for each the followers and myself, I stay up for honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”

Spyglass Media Group introduced Monday that filming is anticipated to start later this yr in Wilmington, N.C., when security protocols are in place. “Prepared or Not” administrators Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are helming the reboot from a script by James Vanderbilt (“Homicide Thriller,” “Zodiac,” “The Wonderful Spider-Man”) and Man Busick (“Prepared or Not”).

Plot particulars for the reboot are underneath wraps, although Spyglass mentioned conversations are underway with different legacy forged members to affix the movie.

The unique “Scream” debuted in 1996 with Neve Campbell starring as Sidney Prescott, the goal of the Ghostface killer, who had a glance impressed by the Edvard Munch portray “The Scream.” Courteney Cox and Arquette co-starred within the four-film franchise, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. Bob Weinstein’s Dimension Movies launched all 4 movies, which mixed for $608 million in worldwide field workplace with sequels launched in 1997, 2000 and 2011.

“I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Man and Radio Silence on the following ‘Scream,’” Williamson mentioned. “Their tackle the film is each unique, ingenious and honors Wes’ legacy in a beautiful means.  ‘Prepared or Not’  was my favourite horror movie of final yr and I can’t wait to see what their superb skills deliver to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be part of it.”

Venture X Leisure’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producing the upcoming “Scream.” Williamson will function government producer, together with Radio Silence’s Chad Villella.

Arquette not too long ago co-founded XTR, a brand new manufacturing studio, and might subsequent be seen in Brea Grant’s upcoming ensemble function comedy, “12 Hour Shift.” His skilled wrestling documentary, “You Can not Kill David Arquette” was not too long ago acquired by Tremendous LTD for North American distribution.

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