Jamie Foxx Writing Laverne And Shirley24 March 2010
Jamie Foxx is creating a film adaptation of 70s US comedy series 'Laverne and Shirley' with Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner.
Jamie Foxx Writing Laverne And Shirley
Jamie Foxx is writing a movie version of 70s US comedy 'Laverne and Shirley'.
Garry Marshall, who directed the romantic comedy, has revealed he is also working on the new project with Jamie.
He told TV Guide magazine: "Jamie and I are trying to do it. He's writing it. It's a whole different modern 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."
The original comedy - which ran from 1976 to 1983 - featured Penny Marshall as Laverne and Cindy Williams as Shirley and was nominated for six Golden Globe awards. It was a spin-off from the hugely successful 'Happy Days', as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that show as acquaintances of Fonzie - who was played by Henry Winkler in 'Happy Days'.