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Jamie Foxx Writing Laverne & Shirley Movie

Garry Marshall has confirmed he'll be directing a big-screen version of Laverne & Shirley. But what seems at first like just another ill-advised Hollywood remake gets, well, surprising with Marshall’s reveal that the script is being written by none other than Jamie Foxx, one of the 764 big names in Marshall’s recent Valentine’s Day. Laverne and Shirley would be played by Foxx’s Valentine’s co-stars and apparent real-life BFFs Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. "It’s a whole different modern day take on how they came up on the streets during difficult times," Marshall said. "Laverne would be this very tough girl with a big ‘L’ tattooed on her arm. Garner would play Laverne and Biel would play Shirley.”

We're cautiously optimistic, as the Garner-Biel pinata scene in Valentine's Day was one of the few scenes in the film that was actually vaguely enjoyable. Though that may have just been because it was one of the only ones Ashton Kutcher wasn't in. [TV Guide via AICN]

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