A movie based on NBC’s FRIENDS has hit the rumor mill – the supposed script involves raunchiness and nudity.
The sitcom Friends may make its big screen debut next year – complete with all six famous cast members and a raunchier adult slant. The Emmy-winning show has already had its television run extended by a year after all six stars agreed to a tenth season and it is thought that the promise of a movie spin-off convinced them all to stay on board. The film antics of the New York buddies will be far more risque than the televised shows and could include sex and nudity.
A studio source says, “Without those pesky American television network censors, it will be much more adult and will even include nudity.” Reports suggest that hunky air head Joey Tribbiani played by Matt LeBlanc will be the one to disrobe first. The source says, “Matt has a huge female following, not to mention gay men. They will likely flock to the movie to see him bare all.” Actors Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer were already willing to extend the show’s award winning run but both Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston had misgivings due to their outside success in Hollywood. A source says, “They all agreed to do one more year after the movie deal was struck. They all want to be movie stars – that’s why they caved in.” However, the tenth season will run slightly shorter than its predecessors with only 18 episodes compared to the usual 22. All cast members will be paid $930,000 per episode and will net a percentage of the film’s profits. The source continues, “They’re being paid $9 million each for the film, plus a percentage of the profits and since it will likely be a major hit, they stand to walk away with a fortune.”