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Dy-no-mite! ‘Good Times’ Is Being Made Into A Movie

TV LAND GOOD TIMES

70s babies and old school lovers, get ready! “Good Times” is making a comeback!

Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin will turn the groundbreaking ’70s sitcom “Good Times” into a feature film. They’ve set a writer, Phil Johnston, whose most recent credits include Wreck-It Ralph and Cedar Rapids.

While Rudin is selective about the remakes with which he becomes involved – Manchurian Candidate, Shaft and Sabrina – we think this has a lot of potential. The series, which aired on CBS from 1974-79, was one in a series of socially aware sitcoms that pushed the envelope by mixing comedy with topicality and hot-button issues.

“Good Times” focused on working-class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised three kids while struggling with hard financial times, unemployment and keeping their kids away from temptations that came with living in a Chicago housing project. The movie will be set in the 1960s, which gives Johnston a rich and politically charged period to mine.

No word on who has been cast in the film or when production will begin but we are very excited to see what will become of this iconic sitcom turned feature film. After all, there have been so many great JJ “Dy-no-mite” impersonations over the years, we’re sure actors will be lined up to be cast in this one. And wouldn’t it be amazing if Janet Jackson a.k.a. Little Penny made a cameo in the film?!

TELL US: Who would you cast in the film?


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67 comments
divafreida
divafreida

James shud be Terry Crews, Flo shud be Octavia Spencer, JJ Shud be Tony Rock, Marlon Wayans Or Nick Cannon , Thelma Should be Kyla Pratt, Michael should be Jaden Smith, Willona Woods should be Kelly Williams Or Tasha Smith ,  Bookman-Anthony Anderson Sweet Daddy- Snoop Dogg!!

tiffanyvierra
tiffanyvierra

@TommyHobson I use to watch re-runs when I was young. I loved Malona and JJ! Speaking of Re-Run...how about a What's Happening movie?!

djspidermike
djspidermike

@jemelehill It would be fitting for Janet Jackson to play Winona in the Good Times movie. Agree?

ptitans23
ptitans23

%s ..... Dammit Jemele Hill ... now we have to find a no-neck black woman to play Florida. %s!

NicholeGunz
NicholeGunz

LMAO no, I'd be out picketing. RT @JCP_7: *sigh* Tyler Perry do this? RT @NicholeGunz: YASSS LORDT. ‘Good Times’ Is Being Made Into A Movie.

mspammajamma
mspammajamma

@jemelehill let me guess...Keenan Thompson as Bookman? Chris Brown as Michael? Kerry Washington a Willona? Quvenzhane as Penny?

Cover2Lew
Cover2Lew

%s shut up! You lying! Gotta let out a Damn Damn Damn on that one. Lol! %s

cwebbie
cwebbie

%s %s From where the show left off or a prequel? %s

JohnFloto
JohnFloto

%s Good Times was never the same after John Amos left %s

JBrooks423
JBrooks423

%s %s In other news, the "Redskins" new dir. of player dev. is named "Blacken". %s

alpha1906
alpha1906

@KelleyLCarter I don't want this new Good Times. You know they'll cast Kevin Hart as JJ...and Tyler Perry as Florida. Damn, Damn, Damn

Basenoc
Basenoc

@ptitans23 Loretta Devine

jemelehill
jemelehill

@anitablueonblue that's a GOOD question...james Amos could still be james lol. I imagine it'll be done like the Brady bunch movie. New faces

sweetnsourlady
sweetnsourlady

They BETTA NOT cast it w\/a bunch of pseudo actin urbanites like Breezy, Drake, & friggin Bow Wow either.%sd%sn%sn

anitablueonblue
anitablueonblue

%s Just goes to show ya what's old is new again! %s ole' lady!

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