In a story from TV Guide, Laverne & Shirley creator Garry Marshall announced at the 18th Annual Night At Sardi's Fundraiser for Alzheimer's that Jamie Foxx is penning the script for the big screen version of the film.

Jennifer Garner is going to play Laverne while Jessica Biel will compliment her as Shirley.

"Jamie and I are trying to do it," Marshall states. "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."

Foxx is planning to write in roles for the original sitcom stars, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams. He is keeping those roles quiet for now.

Evan Jacobs