‘Friends’ Like These Coming to the Big Screen

The Cast of Friends

It seems FSR Exec. Editor Neil Miller isn’t alone in his jealousy of Sarah Jessica Parker’s wardrobe and recent success with the Sex and the City movie.  Jennifer Aniston has reportedly gone green with envy over that film’s boffo box-office, and has channeled it into a green light for a film version of her own hit series, Friends.

Aniston has long been rumored to be the lone holdout since talks of a movie version first began, which was most assuredly mere minutes after the series finale in 2004.  This makes sense as Aniston is the only cast member with any real film success in the past four years.  She hasn’t actually made any good movies mind you, but she’s had some box-office winners like Along Came Polly and The Break-UpThe Daily Mail Online is reporting that after Sex and the City‘s much better than expected haul Warner Bros. has started scouring its television library for more potential hits.  An inside source, always a guarantee of reliable information, says “Jennifer, Courteney and the rest of the cast are keen to reprise their roles, under the right circumstances.”

What could those circumstances be I wonder?

The insider continues… “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.”  Wow!  Not only is Aniston the most successful Friend, she’s also the most caring and considerate!  None of the cast should be hurting for cash as their last few seasons of the show found them each earning record paychecks per episode.  Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer have worked steadily since the show’s end… Schwimmer directed the recent comedy-lite, Run Fatboy Run.  Matthew Perry seems to be taking a break after the failure of his preachy but fun tv show, Studio 60.  Matt Le Blanc?  No one knows where he is.  But hey, much like friends, you can never have enough money.

Warner Bros. hopes to have the aging sextet in front of the cameras within the next eighteen months.  It’s too early for word on any potential storylines, but as the plot isn’t as important as the paydays don’t expect anything earth shatteringly original or exciting.  My only request would be to bring back Brad Pitt as Will Colbert, co-founder with Ross of the ‘I Hate Rachel’ club.  The episode he starred in from season eight is easily the funniest of the series, and I think he may have had a relationship with Aniston off camera too… which makes his character so humorously ironic!

Would you be interested in a Friends movie?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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