‘Black-ish’ Creator Developing ‘Good Times’ Film Script

Ever wonder what JJ Evans and the rest of the Evans family would look like on the big screen? Thanks to the Good Times film that’s currently in development, you may get that answer sooner than you thought.

A film based on old-school sitcom Good Times is in the works at Sony and Deadline was the first to break the news. The site is reporting that the company has tapped Kenya Barris, the creative mind behind hit comedy series Black-ish, to pen the film.

Good Times told the story of a black family struggling to survive in the Chicago projects during ’60s and ran from 1974 to 1979 on CBS. The series starred Esther Rolle as the family’s matriarch Florida Evans, John Amos as the stern patriarch James Evans, Sr., Ja’net Dubois as the family’s neighbor Willona Woods, Jimmie Walker as the oldest Evans child James “J.J.” Evans, Jr., Ralph Carter as the militant, brainiac youngest child Michael Evans and Bern Nadette Stanis as intelligent only daughter Thelma Evans Anderson. The series is also known for giving Janet Jackson her big acting break as the abused, but soon adopted Millicent “Penny” Gordon Woods.

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