The stars of one of the most wildly popular sitcoms of the 90s won’t be getting together for one final soiree. The cast of Friends have shot down reports that the NBC Thursday night series is following in the footsteps of Sex And The City and exploding onto the big screen in a full-length movie.
“Nothing is happening in this regard,” star Matthew Perry’s rep said in a statement. “The rumor is false.”
David Schwimmer’s publicist agreed, saying “there’s been no discussion about it.”
Hey, remember when we told you about Courteney Cox’ plans to get the old Friends gang back together for a big screen adaptation of the the long-running “Must See TV” hit? Well Ross, Rachel and Monica could invade a cinema near you sooner than we thought.
“What’s held back a Friends movie so far is that people worried that Jennifer had simply become to 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.”
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Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow and her producing partner, Dan Bucatinsky, have signed a two-year TV development deal with her old employers at NBC.
Under the pact, NBC Universal Television Studio will get the first crack at the duo’s comedy and drama projects, moving Kudrow and Bucatinsky’s 3-year-old production venture Is or Isn’t Entertainment from its original home at Warner Bros. TV.
“Lisa and Dan have an incredibly sophisticated and distinctive taste,” said Shelley McCrory, senior vice president for comedy series at NBC Universal TV. “They are a great talent magnet, and they are very prolific. She is a great performer and producer, and he is a terrific writer, so the two are a great team.”
While the deal is for Kudrow and Bucatinsky’s services as producers, Kudrow is said to be open to starring in a project the two develop if the right one comes along.
This seems like a win-win for everyone. Hopefully she will get her own sit-com. She’s always been one of my favorite actresses.