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‘FNL’ Movie to Be Based on Mike Leach?

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Fans of “Friday Night Lights,” the show focused on the melodrama surrounding high school football in Texas, can take solace that there may be a movie version in the works.

And the script might be based on former Texas Tech and current Washington State coach Mike Leach.

“(Jason Katims) has come up with a really great storyline that parallels what happened to Mike Leach, one of my heroes, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case,” director Peter Berg told MTV.

“He’s now at Washington State getting ready for what I think will be a great redemption story.”

If another movie comes to fruition- there already was a film by the same name - it would be amazing for college football fans and “FNL” fans. Leach had a cameo in the TV version in which the former Red Raiders coach told Eric Taylor he had “lost his inner-pirate.”

No word on how pirates will be woven into the storyline.

[MTV.com]

 
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