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'Friday Night Lights' Movie Taps New Director

Universal has tapped John Erick Dowdle to direct the Friday Night Lights remake, replacing David Gordon Green, who had to exit the project due to conflicts with his work on the Halloween franchise.

Dowdle will polish up the script with his brother Drew, who will serve as an executive producer. The latest version of the script was written by Green and Josh Parkinson, with an earlier draft by Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge). 

Based on the 1990 book by H.G. Bissinger, Universal originally adapted Friday Night Lights into a 2004 feature film that starred Billy Bob Thornton and chronicled the economically depressed ...

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