This 'FNL' Movie Update Will Fill Your Heart
Things have been a little quiet on the Friday Night Lights film front for a while -- last we heard, it was in the works but nothing could be decided until a script was locked. And while that remains true, a new interview with Battleship director (and FNL producer) Peter Berg shed a little more light on the project's cinematic status.
While chatting with DETAILS Magazine, Peter is interrupted by a random pedestrian: Connie Britton! That got the two talking -- and the reporter furiously scribbling. Here are the highlights:
Connie: So, I had a meeting at [FNL EP] Jason Katims' office. And we were talking about something else and I said, "Forget about all that. Is this movie going to happen?" I was sitting on his couch, and he's like, "Look behind you." And I look behind me and it's a wall with a big, huge corkboard on it with all these 3x5 cards. That's what these writers do, they do the whole story on 3x5 cards. He's like, "That's the movie."
Peter: We're doing the movie.
Connie: I was so excited. Then he's, like, "Don't look at it! I don't want you to see it until it's a script." I'm like, "I'd better have a good part in it!"
Peter: F*ck off.
Connie: I mean, seriously. Then I said, "You'd better get Kyle Chandler on board."
Peter: We've got him.
The writer then goes on to ask if rumors that the film would focus on a story inspired by Mike Leach, the former Texas Tech coach who was accused of locking a kid in a closet. Berg wouldn't confirm but did weigh in to such a passionate degree that it's clear he's invested in that storyline. Click here to read the whole DETAILS chat.