You shouldn’t worry about getting your hopes up for a movie based on the “Friday Night Lights” TV series. It may be more likely than you think.
MTV News recently caught up with Connie Britton, one of the stars, and she said that director Peter Berg isn’t just shooting his mouth off when he talks about plans for an “FNL” movie. In fact, when she last spoke to him, she learned that he 100 percent plans on making the film come together.
“I actually just saw Pete this week and he is full-on serious about it,” Britton said. “I love the idea. I think it’s a great idea and I love those characters and listen, I think if they put a movie together, they’re going to do it right. I really have faith in that.”
Taylor Kitsch had similar thoughts when he recently spoke to MTV News. “First of all, it would be very hard to say no to Berg,” he said. “Secondly, I love guy, and he is truly a huge reason why I’m here, but I love the way we left [Tim Riggins], I truly do. I’d love to read this script that we have just floating around.”
When MTV News last caught up with Berg, he explained the angle in which he and showrunner Jason Katims are approaching the “Friday Night Lights” movie. This storyline will parallel the real-life story of Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach.
“[Katims] has come up with a really great storyline that parallels what happened to Mike Leach, one of my heroes, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case. He’s now at Washington State getting ready for what I think will be a great redemption story,” Berg explained.
It turns out that Britton would have one of the more integral roles in the film.
“It would be critical that we get Kyle [Chandler] and Connie [onboard for the film] — we anchored the show around them — and then bring in Riggins, Tyra, Lyla and all other characters as we could get them. But the idea is to really revolve it around the coach.”
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