‘Friends’ Movie A No Go

7 07 2008

Remember when rumors were flying around about a Friends movie? Well, it turns out it’s not actually going to happen. It turns out the fine folks over at Warner Bros. are denying any plans for a big screen adaptation of the hit sitcom. Publicists for each of the stars have also made statements denying any such project.

From AllHeadlineNews.com:

‘Courteney Cox Arquette’s rep told BBC that he was not aware of the plans, while Matthew Perry’s publicist said “Nothing is happening in this regard, so the rumor is false.”

Likewise, David Schwimmer’s publicist said, “There’s been no discussion about it,” and Jennifer Aniston’s rep has told Page Six that they are “not aware of any such project. I really don’t know [if she would have any interest.]”‘

Well, that’s a relief.


‘Friends’ Headed To The Big Screen Despite Jennifer Aniston’s Rising Celebrity Status

3 07 2008

Following the recent success of Sex and the City, it looks like Friends has been given the go-ahead for a movie. If everything goes according to plan, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe will be reuniting on the big screen within ‘the next 18 months.’

From MailOnline:

“A source said: ‘Jennifer, Courteney and the rest of the cast are keen to reprise their roles, under the right circumstances.

‘The box office success of Sex And The City has really got their wheels spinning about how a Friends film could be just as big, if done right.

‘Timing and the script are really important, but now that Courteney and Jen both have production companies, they can potentially get very involved in those decisions.'”

So, apparently, the whole cast (except Jennifer Aniston) have been amped for a movie since the show ended in 2004, however it’s believed that Aniston may have become ‘too famous’ to play Rachel again. I call ‘bullshit’ on that. Wouldn’t Aniston’s heightened celebrity status be all the more reason to have a Friends movie?

Whatever. I don’t really want to be bothered with a Friends movie. The show was extremely successful while on NBC (10 seasons isn’t too shabby), so, in my opinion, a movie seems kind of unnecessary especially since the actors are getting up there in age. When she show started they were in their late 20s/early 30s and it was acceptable for them to behave like college kids. Now, they’re in their 40s, their characters are married and having kids (except Joey and Phoebe), and you’d think they’d settle down. I guess not.

I’m not completely against the movie happening. I’m just on the fence, I guess. If it does happen, I can almost guarantee it’ll be better than Sex and the City (or at least, more marketable). Wake me up when the Arrested Development movie happens. Now, that’s a show that never got a fair chance.