Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are turning the’70s sitcom “Good Times” into a feature film.

They’ve hired writer Phil Johnston, whose most recent credits include “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Cedar Rapids,” while Rudin will produce the family comedy with Eli Bush.

“Good Times” focused on working-class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised three kids – J.J., Thelma and Michael – 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. William Bannister, Michael Daniels and Neville Mouguel will be associate producers and Eric Monte, Tammie Evans and Carlena Harris will be executive producers.

On the Tom Joyner Morning Show this a.m. the crew and Gary Owen threw out a few ideas:

Esther Rolle- Ed Reed…kidding…Octavia Spencer
Jimmie- JB Smoove or Snoop Dogg
Willona Woods- Kym Whitley or Bern Nadette Stanis
James Evans, Sr.- Terry Crews
Millicent “Penny” Gordon Woods- Quvenzhané Wallis or Willow Smith
Thelma Evanss- Beyonce,Kerry Washington, Lauren London or Nia Long
Michael Evans- Chris Bosh
Ned the Wino- Bobby Brown
Lenny- Katt Williams
Bookman- Rick Ross or Anthony Anderson

Who do you think should be cast in the movie? Let us know in the comment box below.

6 thoughts on “Sony Pictures Developing Film Adaptation of ‘Good Times’

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  2. Maria on said:

    Love Good Times., I think Juanita Jennings or Luenell Campbell as Florida, Keith David as James, Jennifer Lewis as Willona Woods, Keke Palmer or Rhyon Nicole Brown as Penny, JB Smoove as JJ, Tika Sumpter as Thelma, Chico Benymon as Keith, Anthony Anderson as Bookman, Katy Williams as Sweet Daddy Williams, and. Bowwow as Michael.

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  4. DANA MACK on said:

    I THINK IT WOULD BE COOL I THINK THE CAST SHOULD BE
    FLORIDA: OCTAVIA SPENCER
    JAMES: VING RHAMES
    J.J. ORLANDO JONES
    THELMA: GABRIELLE UNION OR THE FEMALE THAT PLAYED PRINCESS AND THE FROG
    MICHEAL: EVAN ROSS OR BOWBOW
    WYLONA: KIM WHITLEY OR SOMMORE
    LIL PENNY: SINCE BLANKET AND PARIS ARE NOT COLORFUL ENOUGH TO PLAY THEIR AUNT PART WE WILL GO WITH THE LITTLE WALLIS FEMALE.
    BOOKMAN: ANTHONY ANDERSON
    MRS. BOOKMAN: CICELY TYSON
    LENNY: BISHOP DON WAUN
    SWEET DADDY OR DADDY SWEET: EITHER KATT WILLIAMS, CHRIS TUCKER OR MIKE EPPS
    NED THE WINEO WHO ELSE BUT BOBBY B HE REALLY FIT THE BILL

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