Back in July of 2008 a rumor started going around that production was going to start on the much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Friends … a rumor which was squashed by Warner Bros. shortly there after. Then, in September of 2009, another rumor surfaced that claimed — yet again — that a Friends movie was on the way. Obviously, that never happened. Now that Friends castmember Courteney Cox is doing promo for her new film Scream 4, she was asked again about the possibility of a Friends movie and according to her … it just ain’t ever gonna happen.
Courteney Cox has claimed that a Friends movie is unlikely to ever be made. The Scream 4 actress, who played house-proud foodie Monica Geller in the NBC sitcom, argued that reuniting the cast for a big-screen adventure would be a logistical nightmare. When asked by The Mail On Sunday whether a Friends movie would ever hit cinemas, Cox replied: “No. I just can’t see that happening. I mean, I’m not in control of it and if I was, we’d have already done it. “But it involves so many different people’s lives and schedules that I just don’t know how you’d get it all together. So no, I don’t see it happening.” Despite admitting to losing contact somewhat with her Friends co-stars, Cox confirmed that she had been approached by former colleague Lisa Kudrow to appear on the US version of Who Do You Think You Are?, which the 47-year-old executive produces. Cox teased: “Lisa’s asked me to be on it; apparently they’ve found something in my family history which they won’t tell me because they like to surprise the person. It’s an amazing show and I’ll probably do it – it’s just trying to find the time.” Cox previously confessed that she has “daydreamed” about making a Friends movie. Her co-stars Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer have both rejected suggestions that a Friends movie is close to being greenlit.
Boo. If Courteney says she can’t see any way all the pieces can come together to make this movie then I think we really, REALLY need to give up hope that it’s ever gonna happen. Friends is one of my all time favorite shows (David and I still watch reruns almost daily) and I would really love to see a Friends movie … but with each passing year, I’ve grown more accustomed to the idea that the brilliant TV series may be all we’re gonna get. Courteney has been really good at staying in close contact with her Friends co-stars and even managed to get some of them to appear on her show Cougar Town … and if she says the movie just can’t come together, I believe her. While this is just bummer news … I think it’s time we just let it go. Maybe it’s all for the best … Friends captured a moment in time that can never be replicated. If all we get is 10 seasons of a great TV show, I guess I can be OK with that.