Jamie Foxx Is Writing Us a 'Laverne & Shirley' Script

March 24, 2010


Jamie Foxx has got some time between movies. He's already sung the hook on a Kanye West track, started a satellite radio channel and hosted a BET awards show, and no one seems to be sending him a script for Stealth 2: Stealthier; what's he going to do with all this idle time?


Might as well write a modernized film adaptation of Laverne & Shirley to star Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, says Laverne's biological brother:

"Jamie and I are trying to do it,” Garry [Marshall] 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.”

As strange and awful as I'm sure I'll find this news in half an hour, right now I'm mostly just enjoying the relief of hearing that this project, as of yet, has no connection with Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence's sassy Wanda and Sheneneh characters. I just assumed. Which is sad, because it means our Earth has reached a point in pop culture that, when hearing about a Laverne & Shirley movie, somehow it seems more likely that the duo will be played by men in drag (and possibly whiteface) than actual women. WaW! (What a world.)

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