Sony Pictures has hired “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to write a film adaptation of “Good Times,” the 1970s television comedy that made Jimmie Walker a household name and “Dy-no-mite!” a popular catchphrase.
Deadline reports Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the project, which was set up last year.
A spinoff of “Maude,” itself a spinoff of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” centered on Florida and James Evans (Esther Rolle and John Amos), who lived with their three children in a housing project in inner-city Chicago, where they struggled to get by. Developed by Norman Lear, the series aired for six seasons, from 1974 to 1979 on CBS.
According to Deadline, the film will be set in the 1960s.
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