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Connie Britton: 'Friday Night Lights' movie is a go

A "Friday Night Lights" film — an adaptation of the TV series, which itself was based on another film by the same name — is in the works, according to Connie Britton.
/ Source: Us Weekly

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TV's cult hit "Friday Night Lights" is headed to the big screen for a second time, confirms series star Connie Britton.

"It's happening for realsies," Britton, 44 — who earned an Emmy nod for her role as Tami Taylor — tells Us Weekly.

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Since the NBC/DirecTV drama's executive producer Peter Berg announced plans to adapt the series in August, Britton says the pieces have been quickly falling into place.

"Pete is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it's really a matter of ... getting everyone's busy schedules aligned and making it happen," says Britton. "It kind of feels like there's a lot of commitment to it."

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Though she's currently tied up shooting Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" for FX, Britton tells Us she'll do all she can to bring Tami to the big screen. "I for one will do my part in trying to push it along," she says of the possible film, which will follow the 2004 Billy Bob Thornton flick of the same name.

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"It's so funny to hear (from fans): 'Do you think they'll do a movie version of "Friday Night Lights?"' and in the back of my mind I'm like, 'You do realize there already is a movie of it?'" she tells Us. "I was actually in that one too!'"