The new ‘Friday Night Lights’ movie script is finished


There could be a new Friday Night Lights film hitting the silver screen fairly soon, as reports are starting to surface that the script for a new movie has already been completed.

If the script does get green-lit for Hollywood, it would be a spin-off of the FNL TV show on NBC that ran from 2006-2011. That show, of course, was a spin-off of the 2004 film Friday Night Lights, which was based on Buzz Bissinger’s book, which was based on a true story of the Permian Panthers in Odessa, Texas.

Confusing…we know.

Peter Berg, who both directed the 2004 film starring Billy Bob Thornton and developed NBC’s television adaptation, is one of the main forces behind the brand new script, which has found its way into the hands of Connie Britton, the actress who played Tammi Taylor in the TV show.

“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.

In the two years since the show ended its five-season run, fans have been vocally supportive 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.

Looks like it could be only a matter of time before the lights turn back on.

[Huffington Post]

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