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David Gordon Green is in final negotiations to direct Universal Pictures’ reimagining of Friday Night Lights, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The studio says the drama is inspired by the original book, which spawned the 2004 Universal film and the subsequent Emmy-winning NBC series that ran from 2006-11.
Brian Grazer will produce for Imagine Entertainment.
Executive vp production Jon Mone and creative executive Lexi Barta will oversee production for Universal.
Based on the 1990 book by H.G. Bissinger, Universal originally adapted Friday Night Lights into a feature film that starred Billy Bob Thornton and captured the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas, and its high school football team. The Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler-led TV drama followed.
Green’s movie credits include the Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger, the coming-of-age drama George Washington and such comedies as Pineapple Express and Your Highness. He is repped by CAA.
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