Courteney Cox's big screen Friends

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 June 2008

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox is desperate to star in a movie version of 'Friends'.

The actress, who was left stunned after her most recent TV project 'Dirt' was cancelled, wants to revisit the hit US series which catapulted her to worldwide fame.

Courteney's co-stars David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc are reportedly keen on the idea, but Courteney's close pal Jennifer Aniston is worried a big screen adaptation would stereotype her as an actress.

A source is quoted by gossip website as saying: "Courteney has already spoken to a lot of the old gang and most of them are eager to do it. Courteney has seen the success of the 'Sex and the City' movie and is sure a 'Friends' movie would be even bigger.

"Her biggest problem is getting Jennifer on board because she has so far refused to even contemplate going back to her role as Rachel Green. She's concerned it will damage her chances of moving on with her career as a serious actress."

'Friends' finished in 2004 after 10 seasons. Producers were initially keen to keep the franchise going, and developed a spin-off entitled 'Joey' starring Matt LeBlanc.

However, the programme - which focused on dim-witted actor Joey Tribbiani - was cancelled after just two series.

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