Connie Britton says Friday Night Lights movie in works
Nashville star Connie Britton's new series is in danger of being canceled on ABC, so perhaps it's no shock that the actress is looking ahead to other potential projects, like the long-rumored Friday Night Lights movie that would extend the series' plot line.
"I would love it to happen," Britton told E! News at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend. "I'm a big supporter of it happening."
Britton's character Tami Taylor was a fan favorite in the ensemble cast, with many applauding her tough-yet-tender wife to Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler).
She said nothing was set in stone yet, but that many FNL insiders were up for the project, including Peter Berg, who directed the first Friday Night Lights movie, which starred Britton and Billy Bob Thornton, and then created the series starring Chandler and Britton.
"I know it was being written and Peter Berg is really serious about it, so I think if everybody got on board, I don't see why we couldn't have a movie," she said.
Another FNL star, Adrianne Palicki, was similarly encouraging in March, when she told reporters that show insiders were going to mount a Kickstarter campaign after having seen how successful the Veronica Mars campaign became.
"I think they’re starting the Kickstarter, which is insane. It’s crazy," she said. " I have multiple feelings on it. I love it so much and I’m afraid that a movie might ruin it and I don’t want that to happen. We went out on top. At the same time, to get to be on that show again, I would die for it. I would love to do it. I’m right there in the middle."
This morning's news that Zach Braff's Kickstarter to fund a Garden State sequel garnered more than $2 million in just three days may help push a Kickstarter idea along, though a campaign hasn't yet been announced.
Berg told MTV in 2012 that "Jason Katims, who was our super talented show-runner, is about done with the script. You never know. So much of these things become scheduling. Kyle [Chandler] is busy, Adrianne [Palicki] is busy, Taylor [Kitsch] is busy, Connie Britton is busy, but if we can get everyone in the same room at the same time, we all want to do it. We’re not done with Friday Night Lights."
However, Chandler wasn't as encouraging when he spoke to the press about the possibilities of a film: "My general attitude about Friday Night Lights is, it was a great movie... and it was a great TV show — I've never had more fun doing anything. I still like watching the show again, because it was so creative, the process. But they ended it at exactly the right time, in exactly the right way as well."