Garry Marshall, producer of Valentine’s Day and this upcoming project, told TV Guide that Foxx is writing the script for a Laverne and Shirley movie. Talk of a Laverne and Shirley movie apparently occurred during the press junket for Valentine’s Day (gee, how did I miss that one) and Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel would star as the female duo. Yeah all of this is a real thing.
“Jamie and I are trying to do it,” Garry confirms. “He’s writing it. It’s a whole different modern day take on how they came up on the streets during difficult times. Laverne would be this very tough girl with a big ‘L’ tattooed on her arm. Jennifer Garner would play Laverne and Jessica Biel would play Shirley.”
I know nothing about Laverne and Shirley so none of this really means anything to me, but it does seem pretty strange that Jamie Foxx is writing a movie about two white girls trying to grow up on the streets. Maybe they will turn tricks for crack and make it more entertaining than the original show sounded from wikipedia.