LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS) — Good times are coming to the big screen. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a “Good Times” film based on the hit ’70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.
“Good Times,” which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979, was about an African-American family living in a poor neighborhood in Chicago. Among the performers was comedian Jimmie Walker, whose popular catch phrase at the time was “Dyn-O-Mite!”
Barris, who is also writing the screenplay for “Barbershop 3,” tweeted Monday that he was excited about the project. Known primarily for his work on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” and creating “America’s Next Top Model,” Barris has also written for “Girlfriends,” “The Game,” and “Are We There Yet?”
No director or stars have been set for the project yet.
A representative from Sony Pictures had no comment.
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