Jamie FoxxWhen fans of classic television think of the beloved sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley,' certain things immediately come to mind: the Yiddish hopscotch sequence from the opening credits; Laverne's signature beverage, the always delicious Pepsi and milk; the wild antics of upstairs neighbors Lenny and Squiggy; and, of course, Jamie Foxx.

Wait, what?

Yes, you read that right: According to TV Guide, comedian/singer/Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is in the process of writing a script for a big screen adaptation of 'Laverne & Shirley.' While this may sound like some sort of wildly early April Fool's gag, the information seems pretty solid considering it's coming from the creator of 'Laverne & Shirley' himself, Garry Marshall. Jamie FoxxWhen fans of classic television think of the beloved sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley,' certain things immediately come to mind: the Yiddish hopscotch sequence from the opening credits; Laverne's signature beverage, the always delicious Pepsi and milk; the wild antics of upstairs neighbors Lenny and Squiggy; and, of course, Jamie Foxx.

Wait, what?

Yes, you read that right: According to TV Guide, comedian/singer/Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is in the process of writing a script for a big screen adaptation of 'Laverne & Shirley.' While this may sound like some sort of wildly early April Fool's gag, the information seems pretty solid considering it's coming from the creator of 'Laverne & Shirley' himself, Garry Marshall.

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

So how the heck did this happen, exactly? Well, a clue is in the collection of talent involved. All four previously worked together on the recent critically-lambasted hit film 'Valentine's Day' and rumors of a possible 'Laverne & Shirley' remake began swirling before that film even hit theaters. Often, these types of projects evaporate as soon as filming ends and the stars head their separate ways, but this time it appears there was some meat to the talk.

Though there's no word yet on whether stars such as Michael McKean (who played Lenny) will return for the film, Marshall did verify that his sister, Penny Marshall, the original Laverne, will be appearing in some capacity, as will Shirley's Cindy Williams. Personally, we hope Foxx also casts himself as The Big Ragu, but his schedule may prevent further participation.

After all, that 'Flipper' script isn't going to write itself.
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