Rumor: Friends flick in works

By Tim Surette

Jul 02, 2008

Like it or loathe it, there's no denying that NBC's Friends was a television phenomenon. Groups of television viewers would gather around the boob tube each Thursday night from 1994 to 2004, wondering whether Rachel and Ross would ever get together (spoiler: They do!), what stupid thing Joey will say ('cause he's a model!), and what quirky song Phoebe would sing next (I hope it's about a cat!).

Rumors of a Friends movie have popped up ever since the show went off the air in 2004, but none have been stronger than those that surfaced today. Several UK sites today are reporting that the ball is once again rolling to get a Friends movie into production, with most pointing toward the recent success of the Sex and the City film as the catalyst (over $130 million domestically at the box office will change a studio executive's mind).

Citing "insiders," The Daily Mail says a Friends movie will hit theaters within the next 18 months and will reunite all six main members of the cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox-Arquette, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry.

Apparently Aniston, once believed to be "too famous" to reprise her role as Rachel, is leading the charge in getting the movie made.

One source, who evidently believes he/she has a full grasp on Jennifer Aniston's psyche, speculates, "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."

Another UK site, ContactMusic, is reporting that the main cast members could stand to get some serious cash from the movie--upwards of $19 million each.

And so it begins--the march of comedy hits to the big screen because Sex and the City surprised everyone at the box office. Personally, I have my fingers crossed for an epic four-hour big-screen version of Caroline in the City.

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  • jeffsilver_25 Feb 09, 2009

    Gotta be one of the best ideas I have heard of a TV show being made into a big screen movie. I hope the rumor is actually true!

  • EmeraldIsle1212 Feb 07, 2009

    I don't like Sex and the City so I didn't see the movie. But I did really like Friends so I would see the movie. Hope they do it well.

  • miss_sloth Jan 28, 2009

    I reckon that if they do the movie right, it could be huge. Also, some news, Jennifer Aniston is urging movie bosses to make a friends movie before the cast gets too old (18th Dec 08).
    If they dont do a movie, can they at least do another season? or a few special episodes?-there would be a huge response to something like that.

  • dragonfire41 Jan 02, 2009

    omg i always thought there would be one!! i hope it comes through!

  • jebusdaeternal Sep 27, 2008

    I loved Friends from the time it ended till now, and I hope there is a Friends movie, but the problem is...what do they base it on? Also, I honestly think that if this movie is made, and you go see it and like it, then and only then can you call yourself a true fan.

  • xlaurenc Aug 14, 2008

    One part of me, think wow! Finally. But another part of me thinks what if it turns out terrible? Will I loose all my respect for friends? What if it turns out worse. Thats what Im worried of! Friends finished PERFECTLY and i hardly dont use the word perfect. It would work if they lived outside NY and joey.. they would just meet up for thanksgiving I suppose. Maybe just one episode on tv would be GREAT, but on big screen? hmm. I would DEFENTLY watch it. But, I wouldnt be shocked if everyone gave the movie 10/10, because the writers are superb, could you sit there 24/7 trying to think of funny lines, a fab story plot, for 10 years, they made it phenomenal (cant spell). In drama at school, I had to write a script, using friends with ideas, I tried to make it "funny" and boy did everyone laugh. But that was me and the whole group. I would really love this, however if it turns out CRAP i dont think I could see friends the same way. Like i said, if its a brilliant movie, I wouldnt actually be suprised! :)

  • FBIAgentSBooth Aug 09, 2008

    I wasn't a real fan of Sex and the City, and I didn't take the pains to go see the movie...but I am extremely happy that it finally LOOKS like they're shooting a reunion.

    We finally (hopefully) get to see the happy Bing's...:O, Phoebe and Mike's marriage life, Joey's actingcareer and R&R;'s relationship...I was so happy that for a second I forgot about my other favourite tv-show Bones...:P

  • bluew679 Jul 26, 2008

    I loved there show it would be good to see a movie asout the the friends have done Monica and Chandler and the baby. Joey how is his career doing Feebee how she did with her life and yes is Ross and Rachel still together are they doing well

  • kaushik_r Jul 20, 2008

    This is something what all FRIENDS fans have been waiting for. I seriously hope this one works. There would be nothing bigger than seeing the fantastic six back on Screen together.
    And i'm sure all you people who are criticizing the reunion would be the first ones to go to the movies and watch it.

  • nabkawe Jul 17, 2008

    Oh God, please just a new few moments of Friends will make my year

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