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Jamie Foxx Scripting Big-Screen LAVERNE & SHIRLEY?? Huh??

I am – Hercules!! “Laverne & Shirley” creator Garry Marshall says movie star Jamie Foxx is writing (!) a movie version of “Laverne & Shirley” that would reunite Marshall with his “Valentine’s Day” stars Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. Oscar-winner Foxx has writing experience, having scripted episodes of “In Living Color” (not a fan!) and “The Jamie Foxx Show” (not a fan!), but this would be the first big-screen project he’s penned. “Valentine’s Day,” directed by Marshall, grossed more than $100 million in the United States but it only hit 18% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. His directorial effort immediately prior was “Georgia Rule” (17% on RT). So my enthusiasm is curbed as regards this. Find all of TV Guide’s story on the matter here.
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  • March 23, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by DimensionsPlural

    That is all

  • March 23, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    If Herc doesn't expect it to be good...

    by Mister_Eko probably will be.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    What the what?

    by NoodlesHahn

    Is this story nine days early?

  • March 23, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Jay Z

    by alan_poon

    to pen a big screen version of Kate and Allie starring Hayden Panatierre and Michelle Trachtenberg.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Should be brilliant

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    I mean, if there's anything Jamie Foxx knows about it's being a white chick that works in a Milwaukee brewery.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Cause Jamie Foxx's caree hasn't QUITE completely gone down the t

    by nothingasitseems

  • March 23, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    This Should Be Hilarious

    by Crow3711

    Too bad I think we can almost guarantee we won't hear about this project ever again. Though I hope I'm wrong. I'd like to hear some dialogue that fucking moron writes for two women. Hilarious.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Sorry, caree=career and t=toilet

    by nothingasitseems

    kinda killed the point I was trying to make. And Mr. Beaks is still shit. Please get rid of him.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Wanda Sykes...

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    to write big screen adaptation of Manimal starring Ed Helms

  • March 23, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Wrong tv show! Garner & Biel = Cagney & Lacey

    by MaxCalifornia.

    C'mon...a buddy movie with two girl cops, some soft lighting, a little pillow fighting. Ahem, but really, these two can kick ass on screen so why not put them in an action flick.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    It's not

    by Sasson

    It's not Laverne and Shirley if I actually want to fuck one of the girls.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Oh come on....

    by Arch Nemesis

  • March 23, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    valentines day got

    by emeraldboy

    massacred at the box office and with critics.

  • March 23, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Happy Kurosawa Centennial

    by theDannerDaliel

    Today would have been the 100th birthday of Akira Kurosawa. but yeah this is more important.......miley cyrus could star in this.....

  • March 23, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of "In Living Color"?

    by blakindigo

    Oh well…

  • March 23, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Martha Stewart...

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    to pen Mexican prison film starring two actors that are not Mexican.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I can only support this

    by Lando Griffin

    if the modern update has the girls being lesbian roomies who are into rimming and fisting

  • March 23, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    La'Funda and Sha'relle

    by SlimButNotreally

  • March 23, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Chris Tucker

    by alan_poon

    to write a big screen version of Rhoda starring Lady Gaga.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Muscles don't write movies.

    by oaser

    I think of Jamie Foxx flexing his pecs in "Any Given Sunday." This movie will suck and blow.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    In Living Color

    by Hercules

    was made by the guys behind "White Chicks" and "Little Man." It was one Jim Carrey away from being MadTV.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Agreed, DannerDaliel

    by Sardonic

    Anyone else addicted to TCM today? They'd doing a Kurosawa marathon. It's great.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    It is a bit early for April Fool's Day

    by bluefable

    I don't remember Laverne and Shirley ever getting it on, but I wouldn't mind seeing Garner and Biel making out. Throw that into the mix and I'm game.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of In Living Color?

    by jacobkosh

    Unsurprising, since no chubby Womens' Studies majors were employed in its production.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    My Name Is Willie...Willie Beamen

    by Colt19801980

    I keep the ladies...CREAMIN'

  • March 23, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I think this is the 7th Sign of the Apocolypse.

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    As much as I loved In Living Color this idea seems pretty lame.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by oaser

    That is exactly what I DIDN'T think about -- and this makes me wonder if I'm gay. Seeing those two bump uglies -- my God. I would trade my soul for that.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Ice-Cube and Cedric the Entertainer as Lenny & Squiggy!

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 23, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I agree do a big screen version of Cagney & Lacey

    by Merlin_Ambrosius

    They should cast Vivica A. Fox and Chiaki Kuriyama from Kill Bill vol. 1 as the leads. In this version C & L are super cop martial artists.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    I've been dying to see a Laverne and Shirley movie since the amazing success of the Honeymooners. And thank God Jamie Foxx is writing it. And having Gary Marshall direct it keeps the whole thing "in the family". This is a fantastic idea. Asteroids the movie, Spy Hunter the movie, Scream 4, and now a Laverne and Shirley film...we are truely living in a new golden age of cinema.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    The jokes here are circling around the truth

    by daggor

    Laverne and Shirley are gonna "go black" for 2hrs on screen, preparing us for the sequel: "Laverne & Shirley: Neva Go Back!"

  • March 23, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Indeed oaser

    by bluefable

    Tis a very nice thought, and a worthy trade-off.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    This is a joke...right?

    by reharb

    Long time listener, first time caller. This potential debacle of the motion picture industry is the last straw. Is there no shame? No intellect? Not one shred of originality left in the entire world? In what parallel universe is making a "Laverne and Shirley" full length motion picture a good idea? 2.4 million years of human evolution and this is it? THIS IS THE PINNACLE OF OUR INTELLECTUAL PROGRESS????

  • March 23, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Not a fan of In Living Color?

    by Harrigan

    Wow, I first find out this guy Herc doesn't know who Selita Ebanks and Michael Johnson are - and now that he is not a fan of In Living Color. I mean I know most internet guys are dorks but you really just solidified your status in my book.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Herc, you're showing you age(or lack there of)

    by thecomedian

    In Living Color was awesome when it was on the air and funnier than many a season of SNL. By saying it's from the guy who made White Chicks only means you're probably too young to remember when Kennan Ivory Wayans was The Man. Yeah, he blew it (just like the Zuckers and The Farrelly's) by not staying sharp and getting lazy with his comedy style but seriously. It's obvious you don't remember In Living Color.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Is this like the Wayans doing the Munsters movie?

    by dark-knight02

    I'm not making this up. I'm pretty sure I read that about a year ago and it makes about as much sense.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Chi McBride

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    to write a big screen version of Mamas Family starring Lil Wayne.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I'd say some words in protest and disbelief

    by HapaPapa72

    But I'm too busy picturing Jessica Biel and Jen Garner as roommates. Know what I'm sayin? KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN? Back to reality. What a stupid idea.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Herc, your analysis of In Living Color proves you are a moron

    by Kal Reeve

    But this is not surprising considering your worship of the current and painfully unfunny Saturday Night Live.

  • March 23, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Two snaps--and a twist.

    by jimbojones123

    ILC was pretty fly at the time. Led to DBAMISCWDYJITH. That was greatness.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    (not a fan)

    by Dharma4

    trololololololololol (For further reference A)

  • March 23, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    What? They aren't making this with an all black cast?

    by IndyCollector

    I'm offended.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Blame this on the A-A-AA-AALCOHOL!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 23, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Hmm... I guess

    by Riff_Randell

    One less movie to look forward to. Sorry, not a fan of Foxx, he seems like a big douchebag from his (weak) stand-up routine. Did enjoy In Living Color, though.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Mork And mindy

    by greatoz

    Are we just days away from the mork and mindy" re-imagining"? '

  • March 23, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Worked so well for The Honeymooners, right?

    by WickedJester

  • March 23, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Tyler Perry's Laverne & Shirely

    by WickedJester

  • March 23, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Jessica Biel as Laverne? Jennifer Garner as Shirley?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 23, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by WickedJester

    Regardless, no reason to go 'blacking up' good old 'white' sitcoms.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Will it be shot in or converted to 3D?

    by AzulTool

    fucking stupid shit.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Mork & Mindy: Starring Tina Fey and Jack Black.

    by Royston Lodge

    It's comedy GOLD!!!

  • March 23, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    This is the Most Anticipated

    by D o o d

    on my AVOID AT ALL COSTS list!

  • March 23, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Brett Favre

    by alan_poon

    to write big screen adaptation of Joanie loves Chachi starring Rihanna and Chris Brown.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillian IS Squiggy

    by schadenfreudian

    Sorry, everyone.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I LOVED In Living Color...

    by tonyd1411

    ...when I was 12 years old. Not so much these days...

  • March 23, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I just saw on CNN that

    by film_is_dead

    Reverend Al Sharpton is petitioning to have Jamie Foxx's blackness removed!

  • March 23, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Avatar's record is short lived.

    by film_is_dead

    Too bad Cameron can't come up with sure fire hits like this.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Written in Ebonics for two white actresses.

    by AzulTool

    I might go see that.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    The Wayan's have lost a step big time

    by liljuniorbrown

    ILC used to be great. It wasn't Chapelle's show greatness but it was good, and I'm gonna get you Sucka! was one of my favorites. Some where along the way they just lost touch. I can remember reading about the new generation,Keenans sons and stuff,when they were promoting "Dance Movie". It was in entertainment weekly, almost made me throw up. He basicaly said there idea's for movies were like" what if Superman was black! or lets make a back vampire movie",not the great comedy i remember as a kid. But then again the Zucker's did Airplane! and now they're doing Amaerican Carols or what ever. Really sad stuff.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx has somehow succeeded at everything...

    by Jaka

    ...he's tried to do so far, so I'm not going to just bag on this project because he's writing it. No, instead I'm going to bag on it because it's just a stupid, unnecessary, uninspired and unoriginal idea.

  • March 23, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8!

    by StarWarsRedux

    Schlemiel! <p>Schlimazel! <p>Hasenpfeffer, Incorporated!

  • March 23, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Eight Be Enough..

    by nolan bautista

    ..and Gary Coleman as Nicholas

  • March 23, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Eight is Enough with Jaden Smith 8 times (yay CGI!)

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 23, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by bubcus

    All I remember of L&S was them putting gloves on bottles going by on an assembly line in the opening credits. My passions as a kid back then were on Saturday Morning cartoons, WKRP, A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, MASH, and Night Court.

  • March 23, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    HTC Supersonic about to land!!!!!!! <P>

  • March 23, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Garry Marshall directed Valentine's Day?

    by palooka_boy

    I was dragged to it by the girlfriend. It was pretty much what I expected. The surprising high point was any time Taylor Swift was on screen.

  • March 23, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    btw. Cindy Williams is one of the great loves of my life.

    by AzulTool

  • March 23, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by SoylentMean

    I'm starting to think that Jamie Foxx is certifiably insane.

  • March 23, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Muscles don't write movies?

    by Hipshot

    I assume you don't like Stallone.

  • March 23, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Of course Herc thinks the white dude was the only good thing abo

    by MrBlackJackBauer

    typical fucking herc. I wish the dude would finally just come out and say he is a lil racist fuck. <p> LOL@ reducing in living color to jim carrey. on top of that, he attempts to pile white girls - a shawn and marlon movie- in with in living color - a keenan project and act as if they were "made" by the same persons. <p> really dude? can u mask your black hate any worse? <p> and then to say you werent a fan of the jamie foxx show - dude you probably never fucking SAW IT. you were busy watching mad about you or reruns of too close for comfort. <p> get the fuck outta here you racist troll fuck. I seriously dislike this faggot more than anyone else on this site, and thats saying something for me to dislike someone. <p> herc is just a really shitty person.

  • March 23, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    This should be good

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    If theres one thing black males know how to write, it's a comedy about white lesbians living in Milwalkie. Jamie foxx is an oscar winner after all, and they don't just give those to anybody

  • March 23, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    hate on Herc all you want but leave "Too Close For Comfort" out of this..that Deborah Von Valkenburgh was hot

  • March 23, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I'm getting a Honeymooners vibe from this

    by SithMenace

    Anyone remember that movie? Yeah, me neither.

  • March 23, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Wait... Herc said In Living Color was one...

    by Jaka

    ...Jim Carey short of Mad TV... which was actually a bunch of white people... which would mean In Living Color would have been all black people... unless you count JLo's ass... but he didn't actually say anything about Jim Carey being good ... just that... well... I already recapped that... I'm very confused by MrBlackJackBauer's post... especially because Jack Bauer is white... so Mr Black must be trying to hide his white hate... or something... man I love ellipses when making nonsensical posts...

  • March 23, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • March 23, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Herc said ILC was one Jim Carrey away from Madtv, but how does that make him racist? He could have been talking about Jim Carrey's talent level, since he didn't mention any of the other white people on Madtv either. If he had said it was the white cast of Madtv away from Madtv, I think then he would be a racist.

  • March 23, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah just what everyone wants to see!

    by HollywoodHellraiser


  • March 23, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jamie Foxx

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • March 23, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx as...

    by vettebro

    Sqiggy! <P> Yayyyyyyyyy!!!

  • March 23, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Roketopunch

    This is a spin off of Happy Days and this gets a movie first??? When are we going to get a Goodtimes or Press Your Luck picture:P

  • March 23, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I liked Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles but

    by SithMenace

    I just can't see him as the Fonz.

  • March 23, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Why isn't Penny Marshall attached to this?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • March 23, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    As long as they play dumb as with the Brady Bunch films

    by ricarleite2

    Fine by me. The 70s were a decade meant to be made fun of.

  • March 23, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    As long as we don't see Jessica Biel in her undies or a bikini..

    by Anna Valerious

    ...I'm ok with this. And I like Jennifer Garner, too. :) But I LOVE "In Living Color".

  • March 23, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Brady Bunch movies = classics

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • March 23, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    A BJ from a garbage disposal

    by NateHawg

    ..sounds like a better time. Jamie Foxx did a great Ray Charles impersonation and got annointed brilliant by proxy, but a great actor he aint. As for his writing, Jesus Christ....really?

  • March 23, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Racists see things as black and white.

    by Hercules

    I see them as Canadian and American.

  • March 23, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    America's hat.

  • March 23, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    The word "faggot" is not very nice. There is no shame in being young, female OR gay.

  • March 23, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    This is stupid....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Really is.

  • March 23, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for doing an impersonation

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Which is something many comedians should be able to do. Eddie Murphy for instance great impersonator, If he wants to win an Oscar, portray Stevie Wonder in a movie and watch what happens. <p> My point is since winning the Oscar, Jamie Foxx has been shit in every serious role he's been cast in. He has yet to carry a film without another famous actor or two names attached. When he's on screen, he 's pretty much a light weight compared to the actors he share scenes with. <p> That's not to say he isn't a funny guy... <p> Personally, I think he's an asshole... <p> I just recently heard some remarks he made about the actress Gabourey Sibide that played in the film Precious. On his Satellite show he called her Notorious Precious in reference to Biggie Smalls the Rapper and continued to go in hard on her and of course he had studio lackeys on standby to encourage the onslaught on the girls weight....okay fine. <p> What I found fucked up is that the same dude responds on Oprah to an open invite to be a Booty Call for Kirstie Alley's big ass and encouraging her along the way. Literally telling her to not worry about her weight and all this other bullshit. <p> Fuck Jamie Foxx

  • March 23, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Biel and Garner

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Which one plays the ugly jew?

  • March 23, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Jmie Foxx stopped being relevent after Booty Call


    I miss Tommy Davison

  • March 23, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Casting Choices

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    With Shawn and Marlon Wayans as Lenny and Squiggy. And special guest star Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles as Ricardo Tubbs as Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa

  • March 23, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    smells like a chick flick with some snl supporters


    but the theme song covers gonna send it home

  • March 23, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    horrible idea


    just bad...don't do it

  • March 23, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by KHjLL

  • March 23, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    A politically correct word DANCER...

    by KHjLL

  • March 23, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Let's face it

    by D o o d

    the only reason Jamie Fox is making this is because he knows he'll get the black dollar. I don't know, I haven't yet seen an intelligent black comedy. It always seems to come down to making all the characters middle class and extremely unlikeable obnoxious people!

  • March 23, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Too many racist geeks on here and, Herc, your'e a douche

    by Kal Reeve

    I'm sorry, but your snide doucheyness reached a fever pitch in this topic. Try to pop the tiny bubble you exist in and evolve beyond your smug, self-important mindset.

  • March 23, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Correction, Herc, you're a douche

    by Kal Reeve

    Sorry about the misplacement of the apostrophe in you're. I must have made that mistake because I like In Living Color, right, Herc?

  • March 24, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    TV Guide still exists?

    by Snookeroo

    Who knew.

  • March 24, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Not a fan of IN LIVING COLOR

    by HucksterFinn

    Hercules also doesn't care for BBC's The Office and Arrested Development

  • March 24, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    It's Squiggy!

    by Joely_Boy

    Hello Laverne... hello Laverne... hello Laverne...!

  • March 24, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by Hercules

    The BBC's Office and Arrested Development both made my Top Sitcoms of the Decade List.

  • March 24, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Off topic...

    by Master Bruce

    but I've seen this on here for years & finally have to comment 'cuz it makes me NUTS. I "luv" when someone makes an error w/either spelling or grammar in a post & they feel compelled to immediately post again w/corrections or to ensure fellow talkbackers that they've caught their mistake & must offer excuses as some sort of act of contrition. My question is WHY? Who the hell are you apologizing to anyway? This ain't the SATs kids! For fuck's sake, until they get a proper edit feature on here it's gonna happen, so in the words of CoCo, "Be cool my babies". Okay? Okay. Good talk.

  • March 24, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Herc = Jamie Foxx's scapegoat!

    by SlimButNotreally

    Herc's taking all the flack when we should be diverting out angst towards Jamie Foxx!

  • March 24, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Must be nice to have Foxx power

    by Dazzler69

    He got Miami Vice going for new movie, people think he can sing. Instead of being talent he should be a executive producer only to get projects going.

  • March 24, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST


    by Curious Jorge

    ...waste a lot of Hollywood money, that is.

  • March 24, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx as Carmine????

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Wha???? Or will he be Lennie?

  • March 24, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    In Living Color

    by elsewhere

    Isn't as funny as I remember it. Probably because I was 13 at the time. Still there are some funny sketches most of whom include Jim Carrey.

  • March 24, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    This is gonna go

    by xXxJamiexXx

    The way of that remake of the Honeymooners. And we know how much cash that little gem of cinematic achievement raked in.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    ILC was great when Paul Mooney was the head writer.

    by mjgtexas

    Then it devolved into a (still funny) minstrel show.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    You forget, Roketopunch

    by Sonny_Williams

    HAPPY DAYS already has a movie. It's called AMERICAN GRAFFITI.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Mr Tibbs is a BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    There's a difference in fat and pretty & fat and ugly!!<P> If you were in a SAW situation and had to fuck kristy alley or gabby sibide. Who would you bang?<P> I think we both know the answer...

  • March 24, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    No, not a fan either

    by newc0253

    on the other hand, Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner!<p> will probably still suck though.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Dood is a BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Ever heard of "Living Large", "School Daze" or "Fear of a Black Hat"?<P> Smart black comedies all!!

  • March 24, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Another In A Long Line of Dum Ideas!


    For the love of Christ, will you filmmakers PLEASE do something original for a change instead of rehashing/rebirthing old TV shows. This is getting REALLY tiresome. Turning old sitcoms into movies is probably the worst idea of all. Let sleeping dogs lie...we'll all thank you for it.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    This movie could be a great uniter:

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>A GAMECHANGER, if you will.</p> <p>Regardless of race, age or religion i think ALL guys want to see:</p> <p>HOT GIRL ON GIRL ACTION. (Especially if Biel is in it.)</p> <p>And, let's not forget our lesbian friends! Surely they have an interest here too.</p> <p>Am i right ladies?</p> <p>Yes, make it happen Foxx.</p>

  • March 24, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I heard the Wayans Brothers are playing Lenny & Squiggy

    by GreenSkinFlatHead

  • March 24, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    will it be a comedy?

    by oisin5199

    It says 'modern-day take,' so it's already not going to be set in the late 50s, early 60s. I could actually see an interesting version that was more about working class single girls in crappy conditions. But whose poster will Shirley kiss instead of the Beatles? The Jonas Brothers?

  • March 24, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Oprah_Duke, get your tongue outta Jamie Foxx'

    by theycallmemrtibbs


  • March 24, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by BixbySnyder

    Britney Spears natch!

  • March 24, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    In Living Color was fukken hilarious

    by Liberal_Warrior

    It was way more than Jim Carrey. It had the Damon Wayans who can't act for shit, but who is a tremendous stand up comic, doing an awesome skit called Homey the Clown. It had David Alan Grier, and Kim Coles two great stand-ups along with Foxx.<p> Fuk anyone who did not like it. You may not be racist shits, but you are dumb shits.

  • March 24, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    Schameezel, Schamazel... Hassenfeffer Incorporated!

    by impossibledreamers

    So, a female Odd Couple set in the 50's Midwest seemed to work... but how is that supposed to work now? Single women making it on their own is commonplace... do you just focus on the Odd Couple aspect more? Biel and Garner are pretty and can be funny, but they don't seem too opposite... meh... It will be more curious to who plays Lenny and Squiggy. In a modern version, the girls would just get restraining orders out on them...

  • March 24, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by Mr.FTW

    Why would Biel or Garner agree to be in this movie if this were real? Everything about this screams of BS.

  • March 24, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    @theycallmemrtibbs: re: Gabourey Sidibe

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    I don't get why people get up in arms whenever someone talks about this girl's weight. There's a difference between her and Kirstie Alley. Kirstie Alley is very overweight, but Gabourey Sidibe is one of the most morbidly obese people I've ever seen. It's not beautiful, and it's not healthy. She's going to die at 38, but God forbid anyone call her a fatass. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then by God, it just might be a fucking duck.

  • March 24, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    In Living Color was funny

    by The_Crimson_King

    two snaps and a round the world twist!

  • March 24, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I have less than zero interest in this movie btw

    by The_Crimson_King

    you could take all my interest in this movie and fit it in an atom and there would still be room for a horse

  • March 24, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx as "Mork From Ork"...

    by Hagakure

    ...Landing in theatres this summer!

  • March 24, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    don't give them any ideas Hagakure

    by The_Crimson_King

  • March 24, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    How I'm reading into this, is that.....

    by Darth_Kaos

    Hercules just doesn't like Jamie Foxx....or black comedies in general? I guess how could he, he's white, so there's no common interest. Sure, some can be stupid in comedy terms (tons of comedies with white people are the same), but the common diameter can't be ignored (Hec doesn't like comedies towards or for black people) or am I generalizing?

  • March 24, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Justin Long as "Squiggy"....

    by Hagakure

  • March 24, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Hercules likes GOOD comedies...

    by Hagakure

    "Common Interests" aside, in reference to Black and White comedies, I don't think I am going out on a limb here by saying, for example, most comedies coming out of a Wayan's Brother duo suck. "Little Man" - REALLY!! And don't get me started on "White Chicks". That was complete trash! And just think what would happen if a movie came out called "Black Chicks" where a couple of white guys walked around in black face?

  • March 24, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    He should write a Bakersfield PD movie....

    by mjgtexas

    He could be the exasperated Giancarlo Esposito role and Paul Rudd could be Ron Eldard's sweet, naive detective....and just where is the Bakersfield PD DVD?

  • March 24, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    @Hagakure You mean like:

    by BixbySnyder

  • March 24, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    1st 2 seasons of IN LIVING COLOR were great

    by MaliceHighload

    Why are we slagging on IN LIVING COLOR?

  • March 24, 2010, noon CST

    Jamie Foxx Stand-Up

    by Autodidact

    Jamie Foxx did an extensive stand-up act in 2002 that I find absolutely friggin hilarious. Or at least I used to before listening to it 50 times. The man is funny and I'll bet he could bring something fresh and original to Laverne & Shirley. I really hope he doesn't make them black, though. For two reasons, neither being racist. First it would seem kinda hacky of him. Second Laverne & Shirley was all about white working class broads from... where, Philadelphia? It just wouldn't feel right if they were black... unless they were *simply* black and otherwise pretty much the same as the old Laverne & Shirley. Then it doesn't make much of a difference. I'd love to see it done as a period piece either way. Take me back to the late 70s when pop still came in glass bottles and every TV show had an awesome theme song.

  • March 24, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Casting... Quite Obvious

    by Autodidact

    <p>Obviously you wanna cast Tina Fey and Kristen Whigg. <p>Or, if you must go young: The chick from Cloverfield who exploded, she was wryly comedic and a good actress who could be schlubbed up somewhat for the role (L&S were kinda schlubby). <p>For the other one, Claire Danes or Julia Stiles (apparently I stopped learning new actress' names in about 2002). <p> Ten years ago I woulda said Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino (based on Romy & Michelle, underrated movie).

  • March 24, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by Autodidact


  • March 24, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    How long until "Happy Days-The Movie"?

    by BixbySnyder

    Directed by Ron Howard, natch.

  • March 24, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Why would anyone want to see a movie based on this t.v. show? It works much better as a half hour sitcom. Next up: Happy Days, Alice, Too Close For Comfort, What's Happening, Good Times

  • March 24, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Other possible TV into movie ideas

    by schadenfreudian

    Small Wonder reimagined as a sci-fi horror movie a la Deadly Friend. <BR> Mr. Belvedere remade as a hard hitting psychodrama about pedophilia (directed by Roman Polanski). <BR> Jennifer Garner as a kickass law woman in the big screen adaptation of She's the Sheriff. <BR> You're welcome, Hollywood.

  • March 24, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by schadenfreudian

    Laverne and Shirley were from Milwaukee.

  • March 24, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Master Bruce

    by TedKordLives

    People correct themselves when they make a grammatical error because they don't want to be perceived as morons. <P> Personally, I check what I'm writing AS I'm writing it so as not to make any mistakes in the first place. <P> And as for this 'news item': C' way.

  • March 24, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by redkamel

    I wonder what its like to go home, sit on the couch, open a beer, and thing to yourself <P> "holy shit. Jim actually wants to greenlight the lavern and shirley film".<p> "HONEY"<p> "yes what is it? (fuck I can't even think about this anymore) I'm coming!"<p>

  • March 24, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx's true colors aka megadouche

    by smackfu

  • March 24, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Herc is the biggest troll on AICN...

    by p0llk4t

    ...and that's quite an accomplishment.

  • March 24, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's 'Knightrider'

    by BixbySnyder

    One man. One slick car. <p>And Lots n' lots of explosions.</p> <p>-Awesome.</p>

  • March 24, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I love me some Garner & Biel...

    by Triple_J_72

    ...but this??? Uh, this sounds like crap.

  • March 24, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I have no idea what any of this is about

    by barnaby jones

    I'd like it to remain that way.

  • March 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    On a note other than Herc's Blatant Ignorance of the Awesomeness

    by thecomedian

    There are ALOT of racist geeks in this talkback who think that just because Jamie Foxx is Black that the Laverne and Shirley film he's writing is gonna be some ghetto shit on par with Soul Plane. You're a bunch of small minded, no dick simps. I pity you. Say what you want about Jamie being an annoying douche in interviews. The dude studied classical piano @ Julliard and just happened to fall into acting and stand up comedy. He's probably got more brains and class than most of you mouth breathers. Maybe he's just a child of the 70's like me who loves the show and wants to make a movie with Gary Marshall, the guy behind the whole Fonzie-verse? He might just be the screenwriter on it for all you know. Happy Days would make more sense to make 1st but like someone already stated, they already made American Graffiti.

  • March 24, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The Awesomeness that was ILC

    by thecomedian

  • March 24, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I dont know much about Herc...

    by Colt19801980

    but just reading his report and comments paints him a gigantic, ignorant and possibly racist douche

  • March 24, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Happy Days was a ripoff of Graffiti

    by BixbySnyder

    But a good one.

  • March 24, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx stopped being relevant....

    by m_prevette

    Huh? When was he EVER??? My God...people actually think he has anything resembling talent ? Fuck. He's a ego mad pig.

  • March 24, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by HollywoodHellraiser

    My ass is still laughing! LOL

  • March 24, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The Brady Bunch movies

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

    kicked ass by the way. WAR I'm gonna get you sucka II.

  • March 24, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Long time listener, first time caller.

    by Tvar

    I just registered on this site after a decade of reading because this talkback has finally compelled me to speak. The fact that when any news post about an actor, director, or writer of color is written I gotta see shit like, "I don't know, I haven't yet seen an intelligent black comedy" or "Written in Ebonics for two white actresses"...and my personal favorite..."Ice-Cube and Cedric the Entertainer as Lenny & Squiggy!"...hahaha! because the writer's gonna be black! damn! funny! RELEVANT!I guess I've finally realized that this is a place I'm not welcome that country club down the street...not written on a sign, but implied nonetheless. I can take a joke like any other guy...but I know when a joke is just bigotry wrapped in a sarcastic, "post modern" or *shudders* "meta" wrapper. I think I might be done well as a lot of other geek websites.

  • March 24, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Hercules your're a tool...

    by The_Ritty

    Not a fan of In Living Color? Wow...the sum of that show parts made it the best of it's kind (apart from maybe six good VARRYING years in SNL's entire history...) Shame.

  • March 24, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    You'd think they'd make Happy Days the Movie before this

    by Orionsangels

  • March 24, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx is turning into the new Will Smith!

    by Orionsangels

  • March 25, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Boo Boo Kitty should be played by...

    by scifly

  • March 25, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Herc, are you 20 years old?

    by My best friend

    Jamie Foxx, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carey all killed SNL On In Living Color. As a matter of fact, Jamie Foxx has been mostly disappointing since his time on that show (except Ray). Your comments about White Chicks really shows your age man. Did you actually watch that?

  • March 25, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    has MR. FOXX had a massive head injury that i haven't heard about? 'laverne and shirley' SUCKED! i'd rather slam my dick in a car door than watch 60 seconds of that dreck. and now i've got that stupid jingle stuck in my head

  • March 26, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    The Wayans mentioned a Black Vampire movie???

    by kguy1326

    If they did, really are the fuckin' retarded. Black Vampires have been done before. Blackula, A Vampire in Brooklyn, Blade, etc. If Jamie Foxx wants to do Laverne & Shirley. I may start writing my remake of Boyz In The Hood starring Seth Green, Robin Williams, Dax Shepard, Robert Patinson, Topher Grace, and Micheal Cera.

  • March 26, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    by kguy1326

    After my white remake of Boyz in The Hood. I'll follow that up with Malcolm X with Jeff Bridges as Malcolm X. Cause you know The Dude could preach like Malcolm X, man. My version the killer of Malcolm X would be an evil Dr. who'd plot to kill many with prescription drugs and comes up with a bad health care plan that penalizes those without health care.