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Sony Pictures plans to bring the 1970s TV show Good Times to theatres in the near future.
According to Deadline.com, producer Scott Rudin will be bringing the show to the big screen. The feature film will be based off of a script written by Phil Johnston, who wrote the scripts for Wreck-It Ralph and Cedar Rapids. Rudin was also responsible for remaking Manchurian Candidate, Shaft, and Sabrina.
Good Times ran from 1974 to 1979 and was produced by the legendary producer Norman Lear. The show tackled issues facing African-Americans in the 1970s as well as race, class, the economy, gang activity, urban crime, drugs, and feminism. However, while the show often knew just when to be serious or funny, capturing that balance on the silver screen may be a difficult task, reports Indiewire.com.
The film will be set in the 1960s, not in the 70s. The creators hope to have more drama in this time period. The rest of the production team will include William Bannister, Michael Daniels, Neville Mouguel, Eric Monte, Tammie Evans and Carlena Harris.