Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Who's going to play the Big Ragu?

Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated! Are we really going to see a big-screen version of "Laverne & Shirley"? We are if this article isn't some sort of early April Fool's joke.

According to TV Guide, "Laverne & Shirley" producer -- and Penny Marshall's brother -- Garry Marshall says that a movie's in the works, and he's hoping it'll star Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. Um, whaaaaa? But, wait -- there's more: It's being written by...Jamie Foxx.

Sure, Foxx was a comedian before he became a Serious Actor. But why would Marshall go with an Oscar-winning actor with little writing experience to script this odd-sounding remake? That's like asking Meryl Streep to write and star in a movie version of "Mork & Mindy."

Hmm -- come to think of it, that'd probably be pretty sweet.

1 comment:

Mike said...

What a terrible idea. Jennifer Garner may be able to pull something like this off, but I don't know about Jennifer Biel? And, Jamie Foxx? That makes zero sense.

Unless they go the route that The Brady Bunch Movie did, this could be the worst movie ever.

Now, about that Mork and Mindy movie...you know, Jennifer Garner would make a perfect Mindy. Oh, and Jeffery Tambor as her dad. Let's make that happen!