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Back in February, we got word that Peter Berg said the script for the possible Friday Night Lights movie was almost finished. “Oh great,” we thought. “That almost means something! Something that we like!” And today, the Internet is ABLAZE with word from Connie Britton, who is kind of saying the same thing? Listen to what she is saying, from Details:

CONNIE BRITTON: So, I had a meeting at 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 3×5 cards. That’s what these writers do, they do the whole story on 3×5 cards. He’s like, “That’s the movie.”

PETER BERG: We’re doing the movie.

CONNIE BRITTON: 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!”

They go on to discuss how they haven’t confirmed Kyle Chandler for the movie yet, and it all kind of just seems like they haven’t actually confirmed that the movie is going to happen yet? And, wait, have you not even STARTED on the script, Jason Katims? WHAT’S GOING ON? Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t get a good grip on what’s actually going on with the Friday Night Lights movie, but the news still always seems pretty exciting!

Comments (28)
  1. Of course it’s going to happen. Once you reach the corkboard stage there’s no going back.

  2. There are a few reasons I’d like this movie to be in 3-D, right fellas???

  3. Wait: So can she, or can she not, look at the 3×5 cards?

  4. still on the note cards?

    that gives me at least 2 years to start and finish the series.

  5. I like Friday Night Lights posts because it’s the closest Videogum ever gets to talking about sports.

  6. It goes like this, guys. This is the order: Idea. Bar Napkin. Forget About Idea. Find Bar Napkin Later. Dream. Dream Journal. Post-It Notes. Notecards. Corkboard. Rearrange. Instagram Corkboard to Executives. Greenlight. First Draft Script. Second Draft. Third. Fourth. Shooting Script. Script Supervisor. Actors. Director. Movie.

  7. I think if Peter Berg wants to make a movie of Friday Night Lights, he should probably get someone like Billy Bob Thornton to star in it, and maybe someone from one of those Fast and Furious flicks.

    But never mind, that, I want to know more about Connie Britton sitting on the couch. What was she wearing? Was she lounging about? Pics, please!

  8. Screw all of this.. JUST BRING BACK THE SHOW. I hear Hulu is hiring for shows.

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  10. at last we’ll get an answer to who killed Santiago

  11. I actually don’t think a film is necessary. If anything, they’re risking messing up a pretty good ending to the tv show. The Taylors SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT aren’t even living in Texas anymore END SPOILER END SPOILER ENDED SPOILER OVER and the whole cast should definitely still not be in high school.

    I will of course still want to see what they do with the film, the quality of the show being a testament to the talent involved, but I am nervous it’ll mess up an ending with which I was VERY satisfied.

  12. Um, hello? This was already a movie!? It was called Rudy!!??!!

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