Jamie Foxx writing Laverne and Shirley for Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

To be honest, I’m not really even sure what to say about this news.  On an interview during his press tour for VALENTINE’S DAY, Garry Marshall mentioned that Jamie Foxx is writing a big screen re-imagining of the 70’s sitcom that originally starred Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams.  But Foxx’s version would star Jennifer Garner as Laverne (the tough one) and Jessica Biel as Shirley (the feminine one).  According to Marshall, the idea came on the set of the movie as jokes were made that each actress resembled one of the characters.

To be fair, I don’t know or remember much about the TV show.  But what would be really cool is if they could build this into some sort of X-Men franchise but with ‘Happy Days’ (which was actually a spin-off itself).  But they could start with a ‘Happy Days’ movie, then do a ‘Laverne and Shirley’ movie and work their way up to ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’.  No?  Yeah, that doesn’t sound like a good plan, but you never know with Hollywood.

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel

Source: TV Guide

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