Entertainment writer Paul Fischer is tweeting an "exclusive" today. Fischer says "Gary Marshall director of Valentine Day confirms he's developing Laverne & Shirley film with Jamie Foxx."
"Laverne and Shirley," of course, was set in Milwaukee and ran on TV from 1976-1983. Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams played the wild Laverne and the prissy Shirley.
There's no further information on the movie. But since Marshall created the TV series it's sure to stick to a similar storyline and hopefully will be set in Milwaukee.
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A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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