March 24, 2010  •  Gertie & Mary  •  Laverne & Shirley - News & Projects

Director Garry Marshall told TV Guide this weekend that three of the stars of his Valentine’s Day may be teaming up for a big screen version of “Laverne & Shirley.”

According to Marshall, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel would star in the film, which is being written by Jamie Foxx. There was some talk during the press junket for Valentine’s Day that Foxx thought Garner and Biel were just like the TV characters.

“Jamie and I are trying to do it,” Garry said. “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.”

While Jamie plans to write in roles for the original sitcom stars, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, Garry says Jamie asked him not to reveal what those roles would be.


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