As a fan of the TV series Friday Night Lights, I'm very excited about the movie currently in development featuring the characters from the series. In a recent interview with MTV, Peter Berg says the the script for the movie is coming together and then gives a plot detail, revealing that part of the storyline will be based on former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach.
Here's what Berg had to say...
Jason Katims, who was our super talented show-runner, is about done with the script. You never know. So much of these things become scheduling. Kyle [Chandler] is busy, Adrianne [Palicki] is busy, Taylor is busy, Connie Britton is busy, but if we can get everyone in the same room at the same time, we all want to do it. We’re not done with ‘Friday Night Lights.’
He goes on to talk about the story,
[Katims] has come up with a really great storyline that parallels what happened to Mike Leach, one of my heroes, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case… It would be critical that we get Kyle and Connie [onboard for the film] — we anchored the show around them — and then bring in Riggins, Tyra, Lyla and all other characters as we could get them. But the idea is to really revolve it around the coach.
This sounds like it would make for a great story to tell as a film. It will make for some great drama. What are your thoughts on this story idea revolving around Coach Taylor? Is this a story you would like to see up on the big screen?