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June 2nd, 2010 9:03pm EDT

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Jennifer Aniston will reunite with her "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox in the upcoming "Scream" sequel.

Cox met her husband David Arquette on the set of the 1996 original and the pair has been a regular item in the Wes Craven horror films ever since.

They have both signed on to return for a fourth installment of the franchise, which begins shooting later this year - and Cox has persuaded Aniston to join in the fun.

A source tells Star magazine, "Scream has always been an important part of Courteney's life, and she wanted Jennifer to be a part of the production."

But Aniston's "Scream" appearance will be a short one - she will be the masked killer's first victim when her character is murdered in the opening sequence.

Neve Campbell, the lead in the 1996 movie, has also agreed to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott for a fourth outing. Julia Roberts' niece Emma Roberts has also joined the cast.

**UPDATE** A rep for the Weinstein Company told UsMagazine.com earlier today that the reports of Aniston joining the cast of "Scream 4" are false and only an internet rumor.

 

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