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David Arquette To Reprise Role As Dewey Riley In New Scream Film

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David Arquette To Reprise Role As Dewey Riley In New Scream Film

David Arquette is to return to the world of Scream, reprising his role as Dewey Riley in a new and relaunched version of the franchise.

Arquette previously played the role four times, and - according to The Hollywood Reporter - he'll be testing out those screaming lungs once again.

He said: "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 honouring Wes Craven's legacy."

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It was also announced that Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, of the filmmaking group Radio Silence who directed last year's Ready or Not, would be directing the forthcoming fifth instalment in the slasher horror series.

It's being created by Spyglass Media Group and will be the first film in the franchise not to be helmed by the late Wes Craven.

Arquette starred alongside Courtney Cox in the Scream franchise. Credit: Dimension Films
Arquette starred alongside Courtney Cox in the Scream franchise. Credit: Dimension Films

However, writer Kevin Williamson - who originated the whole franchise - has signed up to the project and is executive producing.

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Radio Silence - ironically - issued a statement that said: "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."

While we won't see the relaunched Scream franchise for a while, Spyglass is looking into starting principal photography on the project later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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We'll have to wait to find out any more details at this point, but no doubt horror fans will be glad to see a grand old franchise back on the silver screen.

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Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Tom Wood
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