Peter Berg: 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Is Written and on the Way

Regardless of where you stand with the television series finale for Friday Night Lights, producer Peter Berg says that the script for a new movie featuring the characters of the TV show is almost done.

There had been rumors that the show might continue on the big screen and indeed around the time the series finale aired, Berg confirmed that the film was being developed.
 
While promoting Battleship in an interview with MTV, Berg said that Jason Katmis, who served as the "super talented show-runner" for the TV series, is almost done with the script. Berg added that "so much of these things comes down to scheduling."
 
Many of the key actors from the TV series are busy with other projects and Berg said that "it would be critical that we get Kyle [Chandler] and Connie [Britton]" on board for the film. Chandler recently wrapped production on two films (Argo and Broken City) while Britton is busy with three films and will soon be doing promo for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
 
The plot for the movie parallels what happened to Mike Leach, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired after being accused of giving a player a concussion, which was eventually proven not to be the case.
 
Berg added that if Chandler and Britton signed on, he would then bring in Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), Tyra (Adrianne Palicki), Lyla (Minka Kelly) and all the other characters as they could get them.
 
Kitsch suggested that he might be featured as more than a cameo in the film adding, "I love the way I left Riggs."
 
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