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David Arquette says he is excited to be working with ex Courteney Cox on Scream 5

David Arquette is looking forward to working with his ex-wife Courteney Cox on Scream 5.

The 48-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight that they will have fun on the set, 24 years after they met while co-starring on the original Scream.

‘Well, we co-parent,’ said David, who was wed to Courtney from 1999 until 2013 and has one child with her: 16-year-old daughter Coco. ‘So, we’re in touch quite a bit. It’s great.’

Back together: David Arquette is looking forward to working with his ex-wife Courteney Cox on Scream 5. The 48-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight that they will have fun on the set, 24 years after they met while co-starring on the original Scream; here they are seen in Scream 4 in 2011

Their married days: 'Well, we co-parent,' said David, who was wed to Courtney from 1999 until 2013 and has one child with her: 16-year-old daughter Coco. 'So, we're in touch quite a bit. It's great.' See in 2006

Their married days: ‘Well, we co-parent,’ said David, who was wed to Courtney from 1999 until 2013 and has one child with her: 16-year-old daughter Coco. ‘So, we’re in touch quite a bit. It’s great.’ See in 2006

He added being on set with the beauty will be fine.

‘We always love working together,’ admitted David. ‘She’s an incredible actress, so it’ll be fun to bring these characters back to life and see where they’re at. … Co-starring’s the easy part.’

Arquette also told The Guardian there will be no tension: ‘No, it’s been 10 years now, so there’s been a lot of healing.’ 

In July she confirmed her casting on the movie sequel. ‘I can’t wait to see this face again,’ the actress wrote over a clip of a white mask. She added the hashtag for Scream Movies. 

Back for more scare: Cox revealed in July she has joined the cast of Scream 5. The Friends veteran shared the news on social media. 'I can't wait to see this face again,' the actress wrote over a clip of a white mask

Back for more scare: Cox revealed in July she has joined the cast of Scream 5. The Friends veteran shared the news on social media. ‘I can’t wait to see this face again,’ the actress wrote over a clip of a white mask

In November, MovieWeb claimed that Cox was being approached to revive her role but she did not comment.

In May, Arquette confirmed that he was going to reprise his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley for a reboot of his popular Scream movies. 

‘I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,’ Arquette said. ‘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.’

So scary: Here is the masked man behind Cox's character in Scream 4

So scary: Here is the masked man behind Cox’s character in Scream 4

There were four Scream movies in all. Also in the films were Neve Campbell, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joshua Jackson.

The first film from 1996 was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. Sequels came in 1997, 2000 and 2011. 

Filming is expected to tale place later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

He is happy: 'I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,' Arquette said. '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'

He is happy: ‘I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new,’ Arquette said. ‘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’

Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the reboot.

‘I’m excited to reteam with David and work with Jamie, Guy and Radio Silence on the next ‘Scream,’ Williamson told Variety

‘Their take on the movie is both original, inventive and honors Wes’ legacy in a wonderful way. Ready Or Not was my favorite horror film of last year and I can’t wait to see what their amazing talents bring to the ‘Scream’ universe. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.’ 

Also this week, Cox said she was ’embarrassed’ by Arquette’s move into wrestling.

Sports man: Also this week, Cox said she was 'embarrassed' by Arquette's move into wrestling

Sports man: Also this week, Cox said she was ’embarrassed’ by Arquette’s move into wrestling

The actor crossed over to the sport in 2000 and was crowned WCW’s heavyweight champion of the world, and his then-wife admitted she was baffled by the sudden career change.

She said: ‘I was on Friends, everything looked pretty good with our careers, then all of a sudden he wants to start wrestling, and I remember feeling embarrassed because there was nothing small about the way he embraced wrestling.’

David admitted he’s done some things that have ’embarrassed’ himself so he’s pushed himself even further.

Bloody: The actor crossed over to the sport in 2000 and was crowned WCW's heavyweight champion of the world, and his then-wife admitted she was baffled by the sudden career change. She said: 'I was on Friends, everything looked pretty good with our careers, then all of a sudden he wants to start wrestling, and I remember feeling embarrassed because there was nothing small about the way he embraced wrestling'

Bloody: The actor crossed over to the sport in 2000 and was crowned WCW’s heavyweight champion of the world, and his then-wife admitted she was baffled by the sudden career change. She said: ‘I was on Friends, everything looked pretty good with our careers, then all of a sudden he wants to start wrestling, and I remember feeling embarrassed because there was nothing small about the way he embraced wrestling’

He told The Guardian newspaper: ‘At a certain point I realized I would put myself in positions to embarrass myself, so I would then beat myself up more. It’s like putting yourself in a deathmatch – why? It’s numbing yourself with pain.

‘But I don’t want to keep making the same mistakes again.’

His wife, Christina McLarty Arquette – with whom he has six-year-old Charlie and three-year-old Gus – admitted: ‘His involvement in wrestling really hurt his career.’

Courteney and David – who split in 2010 – are set to reunite on screen in the upcoming ‘Scream 5’ but the actor insisted it won’t be a problem. 

 At the heart of the actor’s love of wrestling is the fact it reminds him of his late father Lewis and it’s a way to retain their connection.

He explained: ‘My dad used to take me to matches, and he was the voice of Superfly Jimmy Snuka [on Hulk Hogan’s cartoon, ‘Rock’n’Wrestling’]. He died when I was 29 and I really miss him.’