Sony Pictures and Scott Rudin plan to turn the 1970s sitcom “Good Times” into a movie!
“Good Times” was one of the first sitcoms to focus on an African-American, working-class family. James and Florida Evans struggled to get by while raising three kids in a Chicago housing project.
The show approached their financial troubles, as well as social issues, with wit and humor, and many viewers still fondly remember star Jimmie Walker’s classic catchphrase, “Dyno-mite!”
While the bulk of the show’s storylines were humorous, the writers also took on serious topics, such as drugs and gang violence.
The CBS series ran from 1974-79 and starred Jimmie Walker, John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja’net DuBois, Ralph Carter and a young Janet Jackson.
The film will be set in the 1960s, not in the 70s. The creators hope to have more drama in this time period.
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