America’s Sweetheart Jennifer Aniston is swapping her title as the Queen of Rom-Coms for a gory role in the upcoming nail-biter Scream 4, snitches say. After some prodding from fellow Friends alum Courteney Cox, Jen has agreed to make a cameo appearance in the long-awaited revival of the smash slasher series.
A Tinseltown tattle spills: “Jen will play a woman who’s killed off in the opening sequence, a trademark of the franchise â€” as a favor to BFF and Scream actress Courteney. The role will be similar to Drew Barrymore’s killer part in the first film.”
Courteney and her husband David Arquette have already signed on to reprise their roles as Gail Weathers and Officer Dewey, respectively, in the film — which slays its way to the box office next spring. Word on the Curb has it that Court and David’s young daughter Coco may also drop in for a cameo in Scream 4.
Production kicks off in Chicago next month.