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!”READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers; Unclear If Order Is Related To Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Quiet And Cool Fall Weekend
A representative from Sony Pictures had no comment.
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