Friends Reunited

TV show to hit the big screen
Wednesday , 02 July 2008
Friends Reunited
The cast of Friends

FRIENDS is coming to a cinema near you!

Yup, that's right, everyone's favourite sixsome will be hitting the big screen in the near future after agreeing to star in a film adaptation of the hilarious TV show.

The show, which launched the careers of Hollywood heavyweights JENNIFER ANISTON and COURTENEY COX, came to an end in 2004 after ten years.

But now insiders say all six of the original; cast members, including Jennifer, Courteney, LISA KUDROW, MATT LE BLANC, MATTHEW PERRYand DAVID SCHWIMMER, have given the film version the go ahead.

The stars, who have all struggled to achieve the same success as Friends since the show ended, are thought to have been inspred to make the movie following the success of SEX AND THE CITY:THE MOVIE, and now they want a piece of the action.

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."

Sources say Jennifer, especially had been reluctant to make the film, but after seeing the success of SARAH JESSICA PARKER and co, has had a change of heart.

The source added: "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.

'"She says she and Courteney have already talked this summer about what they want out of a Friends movie, and if deals can be made with them, everything else can fall into place rather quickly.

"It really comes down to money, and I don't think Jen has a problem with all of the Friends getting huge paydays for the movie.

"In that sense, it's Sex And The City all over again. There's no movie unless you can reunite the whole cast and keep them all happy financially."