There are reports that Billy Bob Thornton is negotiating to play the team coach in the movie version of "Friday Night Lights" based on the book of that same name about the 1988 season of the Odessa, Texas, Permian Panthers high school football team. Link.
Update: Lucas Black has signed on to play the quarterback. Link.
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