It’s for the best, really. That there will be no Friday Night Lights movie. It’s for the best. Peter Berg told Collider that:
“There’s not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”
One of those people who didn’t think it was a good idea was Taylor Kitsch. He told me as much at TIFF. I believe the exact words were, “No f-cking way”.
Are you OK with this? I wasn’t super OK with the notion of a movie so this decision feels like the right one. We got the story we needed. Now we can remember them as they were, instead of risking remembering them contorted in film. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose. The lights will never go out in Dillon.
Yours in gossip,