David Arquette Scream 5
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David Arquette says he is bringing back his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley in the upcoming Scream 5 sequel.

According to Deadline, the actor is joining the cast making his appearance in the fifth film as he has done with the previous four.

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Spyglass Media Group is helming the upcoming sequel in the Scream series and they’re reportedly trying to get other original cast members involved.

Arquette shares his excitement about joining the series again for the upcoming film.

“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.”

Production is supposed to be starting later in the year in Wilmington, North Carolina when filming is safe to resume.

The classic movies once directed by the late Wes Craven are being taken over by Ready or Not‘s Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence. Details for the script are still unknown but the story is being co-written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producing while longtime Scream mastermind Kevin Williamson is executive producing. Chad Villella, the third member of Radio Silence, is also executive producing.

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Radio Silence says “It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers. Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life.”

“Just the fact that we get to sit in a room with Kevin Williamson and talk about a new Scream movie is a dream come true for me. For years I’ve wanted to see a new Scream movie, and now we get to help make one. We want this to be a love letter to the movies Wes and Kevin created together and to the fans,” says Vanderbilt.

Actor and original villain in the Scream horror franchise Matthew Lilliard also recently shared his interest in returning.

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In a recent interview with TooFab, Lillard was asked if he was open to returning to the franchise. “Yes, yes, I’m available, yes, yes,” he said. “There’s nobody that wouldn’t want to come back and reprise a role they got to do when they were a boy and be able to do something different as a man would be exciting. You just don’t get that opportunity often,” he shared.

It might be a challenge for Lillard to return though. If you remember, his character was supposedly killed at the end of Scream.

The actor was originally supposed to appear in Scream 3 too, but the script was rewritten following the Columbine shootings.

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“I’m not surprised that people still love to follow the journey of Sidney Prescott,” Lillard said. “People love that story and root for her. It’s kind of a really interesting ability to continue to tell a movie story over almost three generations.”

You can check that interview out below.

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