The same group of Friends who once pledged to be there for us when the rain starts to fall, may show up for us again, this time on the silver screen, according to the latest reports that seem to confirm that Friends is soon going to be made into a film.
Warner Brothers is said to have given the green light for the original cast to team up again; Matthew Perry as Chandler, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, David Schwimmer as Ross, and Courtney Cox as Monica.
Producers of the possible film version may have been boosted in confidence by the success of the Sex and the City girls at the box office, with the expectation that they will have to secure a large amount of funding to get the entire cast back together, especially since some cast members have secured high salaries post-Friends.
Jennifer Aniston is the most notable breakout star from Friends, with past box office hits such as Marley and Me and The Break Up, and her latest film Love Happens in cinemas now. Perhaps, in true Joey fashion, Matt Le Blanc has had the least success under his belt with his only post-Friends attempt, a spin off series named Joey, cancelled after only two poor received seasons.
The rumours have been circulating for several years now and previously a film was set to be released in 2011, which obviously never came to fruition. Albino looking Rachel-obsessed regular support actor James Michael Tyler who played Gunther confirmed that the film is definitely a reality, and said that he still talks to a lot of the cast who are all up for the idea.
However, other cast members such as Kudrow have said in the past that Friends would not translate as well to the big screen as Sex and the City due to, for example, the fact it was filmed in front of a live audience and that film production would lose some of the charm.
Over the last few decades many television shows have been made into films with some stand out successes such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible, and some outstanding failures such as The X-Files and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.So maybe the question the cast and crew of Friends ought to be asking is, will we be there for them?