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Friday Night Lights: Connie Britton Gives a Little Movie Update

Connie Britton Friday Night LightsAfter the end of Friday Night Lights, it was revealed that there were plans to make a feature film version of the beloved series, one that would continue the TV show’s storylines. Following his Emmy win for Best Writing for a Drama, executive producer Jason Katims said that he was breaking down the story.

Star Connie Britton said, “Pete [Berg] is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it’s really a matter of… getting everyone’s busy schedules aligned and making it happen. It kind of feels like there’s a lot of commitment to it.”

Now it seems that interest may have cooled down a bit.

During a recent interview about FX’s American Horror Story, Britton gave TVLine a little update on the status of the movie. She said, “I think Pete [Berg] is really tied up next year, so I don’t think that would happen until the end of next year — if it happens at all. But everybody really wants to make it happen.”

That certainly doesn’t sound like a sure thing and the “if it happens at all” part is particularly troubling.

What do you think? Do you think the FNL movie will ever get made? Is it a bad sign that it will be at least another year before things can get underway? Does this project have a chance at all?

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Greg December 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

Darvedd, that’s incorrect. A nonfiction book started the original based on a true story movie. The TV show was really a fictional spinoff and nothing to do with the book or the original movie, purely fictional. So this could have a movie and it be completely unrelated to the book or original movie. Dillan is a fictional town as opposed to Odessa or Midland like the original book/movie. If you really want a true feel for the passion of west texas football the book is the way to go. The tv show is a very good tv show but it’s just that.


Darvedd December 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

I was under the impression that it was the cinema movie that originally started the series-at some point it has to end and it did receive a proper series end unlike many shows.


dolphinlights December 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I’m a die hard FNLs fan. Seems a little soon for a movie, although I’d love to see one at some point. That’s a good thing they’re all too busy to do a movie in 2012!!!


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