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Courteney Cox makes directorial debut; Film features ex-husband David Arquette

Actress Courteney Cox attends an Evening of Environmental Excellence presented by The UCLA Institute Of The Environment And Sustainability at Private Residence on March 21 in Los Angeles.
Photo by Jason Merritt

The Courteney Cox-directed Just Before I Go won’t be the former Friends star’s first crack in the director’s chair, but it will be her first on a feature-length film. And according to a report from the Associated Press, Cox was surrounded by familiar faces during the production of the movie.

The film, which stars Seann William Scott, also features Cox’s ex-husband David Arquette and the pairs’ 9-year-old daughter, Coco. Just Before I Go will also include songs by Cox’s current boyfriend Johnny McDaid, of Snow Patrol fame.

According to the report, Cox beamed with pride over the scenes that featured her daughter –– one in which the film opens on Coco singing McDaid’s song and another in which she sprays Arquette with a hose. Cox told the AP there would have been no chance that if she needed time she would have cut her daughter dousing her ex-husband with water out of the movie.

“If I needed four seconds, that would be the last four seconds to go,” Cox said, adding that the trio still has a friendly dynamic.

Arquette filed for divorce on the couples 13th wedding anniversary in June 2012 after two years of separation, according to a report from the Huffington Post. Cox and Arquette both asked for joint legal and physical custody of Coco at the time.

Though it is Cox’s feature debut, though the TV actor’s experience directing includes a short, a Lifetime movie and 10 episodes of her TBS sitcom Cougar Town. The film follows Scott’s character as he fulfills a bucket list of sorts before killing himself by visiting his hometown and confronting a number of people.

The film will make its premiere Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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