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1 of 1 Friends - The stars are set to reunite for Friends film
Friends - The stars are set to reunite for Friends film

After years of speculation the cast of 'Friends' are finally set to be reunited for a film version of the hit TV show, according to a report.

James Michael Tyler, 47, who played quirky Central Perk coffee shop owner Gunther, confirmed: "'Friends: The Movie' is definitely on. I still keep in touch with a lot of the cast and they say that they are really keen."

Tyler spoke about the film while in London for the recent launch of a Central Perk themed coffee shop in Soho.

According to The Daily Mail the six main stars have agreed to move onto the big screen following the success of the 'Sex and the City' film at the box office.

Jennifer Aniston, 40, Courteney Cox, 45, Lisa Kudrow, 46, Matt LeBlanc, 42, Matthew Perry, 40, and David Schwimmer, 42, will be back on the same set for the first time since the show ended in 2004.

Warner Brothers are prepared to pay a fortune to the stars, who were being paid six figures an episode by the tenth and final season of 'Friends'.

They have also drafted in the show’s creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman to write and produce the film, due in cinemas in the summer of 2011.

A source told the News of the World: "The cast haven’t set the world alight since the show finished.

"But this film could relight some of their flagging careers in a big way.

"But everyone knew the story had to be right and well written. Getting the creators on board was a massive step forward for the project.

"The show did lose a lot of its shine in the last few seasons, but with the actors all in the forties it would be a real interest to see how their characters have developed."

The film comes in the wake of the big screen version of 'Sex and the City' which took over almost €300m at the box office.

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