|Where Are They Now: 'Friday Night Lights' Cast|
|By LUCHINA FISHER (@luchina)||Apr 29, 2013, 1:56 PM|
"Friday Night Lights" fans may have a reason to cheer: star Connie Britton says there's still hope for a "FNL" movie.
"I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not," Britton, who played the Coach Taylor's wife Tami, told E! Saturday at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
"I know it was being written and (creator) Peter Berg is really serious about it, so I think if everybody got on board, I don't see why we couldn't have a movie."
Ever since the critically acclaimed football drama -- based on a book and a film of the same name -- ended a five-season run in 2011, there's been an effort to return the series to the big screen.
Adrianne Palicki, who played town vixen Tyra Collette on the show, recently hinted at the possibility of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the film. But Britton's onscreen hubby, Kyle Chandler, wasn't so sure about adapting the series to film.
"I still like watching the show again, because it was so creative, the process. But they ended it at exactly the right time, in exactly the right way as well," he told MTV in December.
Click through to see what those football-crazy folks from small-town Dillon, Texas, have been up to since "Friday Night Lights" wrapped.
Britton, 46, played the head coach's wife opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the original movie, before reprising her role on the small screen and earning two Emmy nods. When "FNL" ended, she joined the FX horror drama "American Horror Story" in 2011. After her role wrapped, she took some time off to be with her son Eyob "Yoby" Britton, whom she adopted in November 2011 from Ethiopia. Last year, she signed on to the lead role of ABC's musical drama "Nashville," playing Rayna Jaymes, a renowned 40-year-old country music singer whose star is beginning to fade.
Since his Emmy-Award winning run as Coach Eric Taylor, Chandler, 47, has successfully made the leap from the small to the big screen. He played a lead role in the 2011 film "Super 8." In 2012, he appeared in the Oscar-winning film "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," and in 2013, he was cast in a supporting role in "Broken City" opposite Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
After playing Jason Street, the quarterback who is injured during a football game in the pilot episode and becomes disabled, Scott Porter, 33, joined the cast of "The Good Wife" in 2010 to play bad boy investigator Blake. He currently stars alongside Rachel Bilson in the CW comedy-drama series "Hart of Dixie." An ocassional singer, he also starred in the 2009 film "Bandslam," which featured his song "Pretend." His other film roles include "The Good Guy" and "Dear John."
Following her breakout role as Jason's girlfriend Lyla Garrity, Minka Kelly, 32, the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and exotic dancer Maureen Dumont Kelly shot to stardom. She starred in 2011's "The Roommate" and ABC short-lived series reboot "Charlie's Angels." Named Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive," Kelly has dated baseball star Derek Jeter and actor Chris Evans.
Zach Gilford, 31, played Matt Saracen, who becomes the Panthers' starting quarterback following Jason's injury. After "FNL" he joined the cast of ABC's medical drama "Off The Map" in 2010. When that was cancelled after a single season, he started in another medical drama, "The Mob Doctor," on Fox. Like Porter, Gilford jumps between the big and small screen, appearing most recently in "The Last Stand" with Arnold Schwartzenegger.
Following his breakout role as fullback Tim Riggins, 32-year-old actor Taylor Kitsch made the jump to the big screen -- though with mixed success. He starred in box-office bombs "John Carter" and "Battleship." His role in Oliver Stone's "Savages," however earned him praise. He will also star opposite Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in 2014's "The Normal Heart." However, Kitsch has expressed mixed feelings about appearing in a new movie version of "FNL."
Since appearing as Tyra Collette, Dillon's town vixen, Adrianne Palicki, 29, has shown off her action chops on the big and small screens. In 2011, she portrayed Wonder Woman in a TV pilot that never got picked up. In 2012, she was cast in the remake of 1980s film "Red Dawn," and this year she played the lead of Lady Jaye in the film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
Not to be mistaken for the basketball great, Michael B. Jordan, 26, has been on the rise since playing quarterback Vince Howard in "FNL." In 2010, he landed the role of Alex, Haddie's love interest, on "Parenthood." In 2012, he appeared in two films, "Chronicle" and the Tuskegee Airmen biopic "Red Tails."
After playing Vince's football-obsessesed girlfriend, Jess Merriweather, Jurnee Smollett, 26, co-starred with Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in the CBS short-lived legal drama "The Defenders." The wife of musician Josiah Bell, she recently returned to the big screen in Tyler Perry's "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor."