'Good Times' Movie: 1970s Sitcom Getting Big Screen Treatment From Scott Rudin

A "Good Times" movie is in the works. According to, Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures will revive the classic 1970s CBS sitcom as a feature film.

Phil Johnston, who recently penned "Wreck-It Ralph," has been tapped to write the "Good Times" movie.

The series, which aired from 1974-79 on CBS, was a spinoff from "Maude." "Good Times" followed the Evans family in the Chicago projects and starred Esther Rolle as Florida Evans, John Amos as James Evans, Sr. and Jimmie Walker as James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.

"Good Times" is far from the first classic TV series to get the big screen remake treatment. Nicole Kidman starred in a "Bewitched" movie, Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway starred in a "Get Smart" film and Jonah Hill's "21 Jump Street" movie was a success.

On the small screen, there have also been plenty of reboots: Vince Vaughn was working on a new "Brady Bunch" for CBS, CBS found success with a reboot of "Hawaii Five-0," but ABC's "Charlie's Angels" remake crashed and burned.

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