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Movie Based on "Good Times" in Development

Sony Pictures working on film based on '70s sitcom set in Chicago



    Movie Based on "Good Times" in Development
    The cast of Good Times, circa 1974.

    Some "dy-no-mite" news for fans of the 1970s sitcom "Good Times."

    Sony Pictures is reportedly turning the iconic show into a feature film.

    According to, Sony is working with producer Scott Rudin and writer Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) on the film, which will be set in the 1960s.

    "Good Times" was on on-air from 1974-79, and featured a family of five struggling to make ends meet while living in the Cabrini-Green high rise projects.

    Although the show was set in inner-city Chicago, it was actually produced in Los Angeles.

    Jimmie Walker was the breakout star of the show, playing a character named J.J. with the catch phrase "dy-no-mite!"

    The series was developed by Norman Lear (All in the Family, The Jeffersons) and was a spinoff of the sitcom Maude.

    There's no word on when the film is scheduled to go into production, or whether it will be filmed in Chicago.