Thursday, August 8, 2013

Connie Britton Has Script For The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Movie

The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS movie script is in the hands of actress Connie Britton, who brilliantly played Tami Taylor in the series for five seasons on NBC and DirecTV.

Currently Emmy-nominated for her starring in NASHVILLE, Britton said it's only a matter of time until the movie gets made.

"I have the script for a potential movie spin-off of FNL. I think it’s just a matter of finding a time when everyone can do it," Britton told Ladies' Home Journal.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, which was based on the movie of the same name starring Billy Bob Thorton, aired from 2006-2011. In the two years since the show ended its run, fans have been clamoring for a continuation of the story of Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), his wife Tami Taylor (Britton) and the rest of the Dillon Panthers crew.

In 2012, executive producer Peter Berg said he was almost done with the FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS movie script. However, in June 2013, Scott Porter (Jason Street) expressed that the chances of the movie happening aren't great. "I'd put 50/50 odds on it," Porter told EW. "I'm so scared we would never be able to top the show. And I wouldn't want what we did together tarnished in any way."

The cast of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS recently reunited at the ATX Television Festival and FNL producer David Hudgins said: "I will say that we can dream the dream; there have been talks about making a movie of the series. The producers, Pete and his partners are very passionate about it. I don't think there's any plans for it to move forward right now. But you never say never."

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