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Wait - WHO Is Penning The Laverne And Shirley Remake??

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This adaptation keeps getting more and more bizarre!!

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel have both confirmed that they're headlining the Garry Marshall helmed remake of the '70s comedy, Laverne and Shirley, and now the project has landed an unlikely scriptwriter: Jamie Foxx!

Seriously?? WTF??

Marshall says:

"Jamie and I are trying to do it. He's writing it. It's a whole different modern 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."

Okay, we've heard enough. Casting Jessica Biel is offense #1, but this 'growing up on the mean streets' take on the show just sounds godawful!!

This isn't 8 Mile, you guys!!

What do U think?? Do U want to see this SHITEOUS re-imagining of the series??

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41 comments to “Wait - WHO Is Penning The Laverne And Shirley Remake??”



  1. 1

    Possibly the worst casting of any movie ever. Yeah, I think I'll be skipping this one.



  2. 2

    i already heard about this months ago on Good Morning America. they were both talking about it.



  3. 3

    I'll watch anything that J-Gar is in!



  4. 4

    Is it asking to much for Hollywood to be original? Horrible and another flop for both actresses.
    www.thethrifters.net



  5. 5

    NO!!!!!!! WORST CASTING EVER SECOND TO WORST IDEA!!!!!! Jamie Foxx NO!!!! WTF are they thinking? I am a fan of this show — this is RIDICULOUS!!! jen garner should play shirly if anything — she is no laverne and PLEASE no JEssica Biel — she doens't have the chops to play laverne!!! STOP THIS TRAIN WRECK!!!!!



  6. 6

    Nooooo! Leave the classics alone!



  7. 7

    what?!?!? this whole idea just sounds really bad. really, really bad.



  8. 8

    Begs to be scrapped today. Leads make no sense. Rewriting as thugs is terrilbe idea. Lohan & Megan Fox as nuns would work better than this.



  9. 9

    Why in the hell would they cast Jessica Nasty Snatch Biel to play Shirley? And Jennifer Uptight Garner to play Laverne? If it was even remotely close to the original then Jen shouls play Shirley. But this is the worst casting in the history of Hollywood. Cast out and re cast, or epic failure on all ends.



  10. 10

    It's gotta be better than the shit reality shows they're shoving down our throats now. ANything is better than another reality show that's not real at all.



  11. 11

    i really hope that this is an early april fool's joke!



  12. 12

    why are they re-doing this?



  13. 13

    Yeah, I don't see either of these gals as "Laverne & Shirley". Laverne had an edge to her that I don't think Jen could pull off!

    I agree with you #cejers…I can see Jen playing Shirley, not Laverne.

    Hollywood is def desperate these days…all they do are remakes now! Really getting old!



  14. 14

    OMG - casting Jen Garner as a tough street girl - ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
    Terrible! Biel would work better as Laverne and Garner as Shirley.
    But actually either could be re-cast with better results I am sure!



  15. 15

    Sounds hilarious lmao and probably isn't meant to be taken seriously.



  16. 16

    Jessica Biel is a cun*t. If you ever have the unfortunate experience of meeting her in real life you will understand.



  17. 17

    Seems like Michelle Rodriguez would be a better Laverne, I like Garner, but not sure she has "Tough Girl" written on her.



  18. 18

    Laverne & Shirley was seriously one of my fave shows growing up and this is just a horrible rendition of it. I won't watch it.



  19. 19

    L & S was comedy genius. I still love the reruns. Can't see either of these lightweight pretty-type actresses pulling it off. And Jamie Foxx?? Hollywood is full of screenwriters. I can't see him getting the working class, Milwaukee vibe going. This isn't about the 'hood. It is a female buddy comedy. I'm bummed!



  20. 20

    horrible I can't believe they are going to touch this classic!



  21. 21

    Sounds like a career-ruining move (for all of them) to me.



  22. 22

    Geez-us! What's hollywood going to do when they run out of shows/action figures/movies to remake? They would've been better off casting Paris & Nicole.



  23. 23

    HORRID!…both of these "actresses" are to man-like to play Shirley and they don't have enough personality to play Lavern….the casting director should be FIRED!



  24. 24

    No. I love Jennifer Gardner and Jessica is pretty but not good at comedy. Who would be good. It has to been perfect. Can't think of anyone at the moment.

  25. LOMO says – reply to this


    25

    Had they not already made that shit movie, Bride Wars…Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson would've been a good pair for this.

  26. LOMO says – reply to this


    26

    Re: bearmonty – I'm telling you…Kate Hudson as Laverne and Anne Hathaway as doe eyed Shirley. But they already made that crap movie Bride Wars. If she were still alive, Brittany Murphy would've been a good fit for this movie too.



  27. 27

    NO NO NO NO NO let Michael Cera write it…. he is untainted… natalie portman is shirley…. laura prepon is lavern….



  28. 28

    What the heck are they thinking? You might as well call it Tanisha and Latoya or some shiz like that? This is not gonna be a Laverne and Shirley movie. What the heck does Jamie Foxx know about L&S? Nothing!



  29. 29

    Old news but good try anyway.



  30. 30

    oh,please, no !!
    what a waste of money…

  31. LOMO says – reply to this


    31

    Re: CindyCupcakes – If they were doing a more adult Laverne and Shirley…Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would rock it!!!



  32. 32

    I personally wouldn't mind a remake IF they made a slight change and "Laverne and Shirley" would now be "Laverne ON Shirley" starring Biel and Garner.

    YUM!!!



  33. 33

    Besides this and a studio casting Jamie Foxx as the very white, racist southerner Lynch in Kane & Lynch, I'm thinking this is just a massive injoke for movies people may care about.



  34. 34

    wow. i hate jessica beil and jennifer garner.. neither can act and neither is fun to look at. Why would they ruin laverne and shirley?? assholes.



  35. 35

    NO !!! There just have to be writers out there that have original ideas !!?? This is so dumb - I hate when they remake shows , movies, etc. that were so great and appreciated and remembered by so many people -what's next ? Remakes of " Gone With the Wind ? Casablanca ? — and how about " I Love Lucy " ? I am pretty sure there are writers that have alot of new ideas that are funny - and / or great stories - but the studios are afraid to take a chance on them ! Maybe if they could read they would see how many great stories are written - Clint Eastwood did ! And won Oscars !!



  36. 36

    I'm a die hard life long fan of L&S and I am very very unhappy about the casting.



  37. 37

    no noo NOOOO!! I was disheartened a few days ago when it was announced that these two had been cast. But now? Jamie Foxx directing it and changing the concept? How are these people getting the rights to these shows. I am 22 and grew up watching re-runs of Laverne and Shirley and it brought me so much laughter and happiness. It is disgusting that this is happening to it. Who are Lenny and Squiggy going to be.. Tracey Morgan and Anthony Anderson?



  38. 38

    For once I agree with you Perez. Sounds awful!



  39. 39

    Fuck U Perez! I see even WETBACKS can still be racist!!!!

  40. pj88 says – reply to this


    40

    Jennifer Garner would be a much better Shirley and get rid of Jessica Biel.. she's not suited for Laverne or Shirley



  41. 41

    Like Biel but not Garner, she was miscast in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.