According to the Mail, the success of the “Sex and the City” movie has prompted Warner Brothers to produce a movie version of “Friends” and they “are prepared to pay a fortune to the stars.” Warner Brothers has also recruited the show’s creators, David Crane and Marta Kauffman, to pen the script and produce. The movie will open summer 2011.
The story goes on to quote “Friends” actor James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther, as saying, “’Friends: The Movie’ is definitely on. I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen.”
One media outlet casting doubt on the story, and particularly the quote from James Michael Tyler, is NYmag.com which noted, “The rag interviewed the actor, who was in London for the opening of a Central Perk–themed coffee shop, and even quote him as saying, ’Everyone is really keen’ to do the movie, even though it seems unlikely that an American would use that word.” Indeed it does. I’ve probably used the word “keen” as many times as Joey Tribbiani’s turned down a sandwich.
Regardless, a movie version of “Friends” could be a winning proposition for all involved. Not only would it mean big bucks for the studio, but it could be a boon for the cast, many of whom haven’t had significant success in movie or T.V. roles since the series ended in 2004.
What do you think? Are you excited about the possibility of a “Friends” movie? Do you believe the rumors from the Daily Mail?