Studio Rep: Jen Aniston Won't Star in Scream 4

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Sorry, horror fans: Jennifer Aniston won't be butchered by a masked psycho killer in the upcoming Scream 4.

A recent tabloid report claimed that Aniston, 41, will play a woman killed off in the opening sequence of the slasher -- as a "favor" to pal Courteney Cox, who is reprising her role in the franchise, as is husband David Arquette.

A rep for the Weinstein Company, which is producing the film, tells that this casting report is "not true."

Aniston -- who usually sticks to romantic comedies -- hasn't appeared in a horror flick since 1993's cult classic Leprechaun.