KEY POINTS

  • Courteney Cox will reprise her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in the "Scream" reboot
  • She joins another returnee, David Arquette, who is coming back as Dewey Riley
  • The upcoming "Scream" reboot will start filming later this year

"Friends" star Courteney Cox will be part of the upcoming "Scream" reboot.

Spyglass Media Group and Paramount have announced that Cox will be reprising her role as news reporter Gale Weathers in the "Scream" reboot, Deadline reported. 

"We can’t imagine ‘Scream’ without the iconic Gale Weathers and are so incredibly thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to work with Courteney," Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella of the filmmaking group Radio Silence said in a statement on Friday.

"We’re absolute mega fans of her work and we’re so excited to join her in the next chapter of the ‘Scream’ saga!" they continued.

Cox also revealed the good news on Instagram by posting the iconic Ghostface mask. The actress didn't write anything in the caption but tagged "Scream" movies, Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures in her post.

The actress will join David Arquette, who is coming back as Dewey Riley in the upcoming movie set to hit theaters in 2021.

The "Scream" reboot is being directed by Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett, who previously worked on "Ready or Not" and "V/H/S." "Murder Mystery" and "Amazing Spider-Man" writer James Vanderbilt is teaming up "Ready or Not's" Guy Busick for the script. 

Creator Kevin Williamson and Villella, the third member of the Radio Silence trio, are executive producing, with Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak serving as producers.

The filming for the reboot will begin later this year in North Carolina.

The first "Scream" movie was released in 1996 with Neve Campbell playing the lead role and target of the Ghostface killer, Sidney Prescott. The film was a hit and spawned three more sequels released in 1997, 2000 and 2011.

All four films were released by Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films. They made a combined amount of $608 million in the worldwide box office.

Meanwhile, aside from teasing her upcoming project, Cox also took to Instagram to show off her toned figure in a black bikini when she celebrated her 56th birthday in June. The actress received lavish praise and messages of support from her followers.

"How are you 56!?!?" one follower commented on her post, while another asked, "What’s your secret to looking sooo beautiful??"

“56 AINT GOT NOTHIN ON YOU,” another person wrote.

Cox shared in her interview with New Beauty in 2017 that she wanted to age gracefully so she decided to stop getting fillers.

"I’ve had all my fillers dissolved. I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was," Cox said.

"I hope I do. Things are going to change. Everything’s going to drop," she continued. "I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re smile lines. I’ve had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend."

Courteney Cox Courteney Cox is not shy to talk about how she and David Arquette break up. Pictured: Actress Courteney Cox attends UCLA IOES celebration of the Champions of our Planet's Future on March 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown