‘Laverne & Shirley’ is reportedly set to hit the big screen, and will star Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, based on a script written by Jamie Foxx. The show’s producer, Garry Marshall, confirmed to TV Guide at the 18th Annual Night At Sardi’s Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s that the movie version of the hit show is in the works.
The director of last month’s number-one box office hit ‘Valentine’s Day’ said Foxx, who appeared in the ensemble cast of that movie, felt his co-stars Garner and Biel were just like the TV characters. Rumors about the big-screen adaptation first began swirling during press junkets for ‘Valentine’s Day,’ as Marshall said that he and Foxx were discussing it. And now it reported that Jamie Foxx is writting the script!
Marshall also said the script will focus on the current difficult times, and how the characters are dealing with their struggles. He added that he had Garner in mind to play Laverne, and Biel would portray Shirley. Foxx is also thinking about writing roles for the sitcom’s original stars, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, but he asked Marshall not to reveal what those roles would be.
Written by: Karen Benardello