Rumor: 'Friends' Movie in the Works - Please Be Fake!
I knew it! When I was discussing the success of Sex and the City with some friends, I mentioned that one of the only other franchises that could bring big female crowds to the theaters is Friends. But then I thought to myself, there's absolutely no way that it would happen! The show (thankfully) ended four years ago and they all went on their own separate ways, plus how the heck could they turn a 30-minute sitcom into a movie? Well, The Daily Mail claims that a big screen adaptation will happen "within the next 18 months." Frankly, I don't believe it, any word of it. It's just too, well, ridiculous, to be true. I know that Hollywood is looking for ways to recreate the financial success of Sex and the City, but I just don't think this Friends movie is going to happen. Keep dreamin'!
An "inside source" claims that the entire cast is now "keen" on returning to reprise their roles "under the right circumstances." They say that the success of Sex and the City "got their wheels spinning about how a Friends film could be just as big, if done right." These lines are so outrageous, that it truly is hard to believe any word of it. Check out this little bit about Jennifer Aniston. "As the biggest star of the Friends franchise, Jennifer can't help but look at what's happened with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex And The City film and be a little jealous. What's held back a Friends movie so far is that people were worried that Jennifer had simply become too famous to play Rachel again. But the truth is that Jennifer is finally willing to do it, and she'd love to work with that whole team of actors and producers again." Is this for real?
If you can't already tell, I'm not a fan of Friends at all. I despise the show and would be very upset to see it come to theaters. It may make some money and cause droves of girls to flock to the theaters yet again, but that doesn't mean it's any good. I actually have a minor amount of appreciation for Sex and the City, but not for Friends. As of now, The Daily Mail claims that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer will all be back soon enough. If we don't get confirmation soon, I'm going to say this was one big load of crap. It just sounds too far-fetched to come together with a worthy script. Who does want to see a Friends movie?