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'No truth' in Friends film rumour

By Nadia Dahabiyeh
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Friends cast
The sitcom made its cast, and their haircuts, famous around the world

There are no plans for a rumoured big-screen version of Friends, film studio Warner Bros has told the BBC.

Since the success of the Sex and the City movie, there has been constant speculation that the US sitcom's six stars had agreed to their own film.

One UK press report even suggested that the first scenes would be shot within the next 18 months.

However, Warner Bros' director of publicity in the UK, Jayne Trotman, said there was "no truth in the story".

Ever since the quipping sextet - Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc - parted ways four years ago there have been rumours of a reunion.

'Right circumstances'

Earlier this week, an unnamed source was quoted as saying: "Jennifer, Courtney and the rest of cast are keen to reprise their roles, under the right circumstances.

"The success of Sex and the City has really got their wheels spinning about how a Friends film could be just as big, if done right."

But Cox Arquette's publicist, John Fogelman, told the BBC he did not know of any plans for a film.

Matthew Perry's spokesperson, Lisa Kasteler, added: "Nothing is happening in this regard, so the rumour is false."

The final episode of Friends drew a US audience of 52.5m, while 8.6m viewers watched it in the UK.

The movie version of Sex and the City took $55.7m (£28.3m) in its opening weekend at the US box office - a record for an R-rated comedy.


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