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"Good Times" GETS THE MOVIE TREATMENT + T'yanna And C.J. Wallace BRINGING Biggie Smalls BACK...As A Ghost Cartoon!

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Iconic sitcom "Good Times" is headed back to Hollywood...and the 1960s.  Get deets on how "Good Times" is being revisioned and how C.J. and T'yanna Wallace plan to bring the ghost Biggie Smalls back to life inside...

 

Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin have announced plans to turn one of TV's most memorable sitcoms into a major motion picture. But by the time the script makes in through Hollywood...it's going to look a little different from reruns.

While the landmark series was set on Chicago's Southside in the 1970s, according to movie insiders, Sony and Rick have hired writer Phil Johnston to set the movie version of "Good Times" in the 1960s.

So far, the film is in its early stage and doesn't have any big names attached to it....but that could be a good thing. So much fuss has been made about castings in Black films lately, with people up in arms about Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone and Lenny Kravtiz as Marvin Gaye (before he was replaced by Jesse L. Martin), we think the producers should take their time.   PLEASE don't mess this ish up.  You DO NOT want to go wrong with this casting!

It's going to take a special lady to re-create Florida Evans.  And someone truly funny has to play the role of J.J. Evans.  So....good luck with that.

 

And in new tv shows....

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The offspring of slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G. have announced plans to bring Biggie back as an inspirational ghost in a new animated series, "House of Wallace."  

In the cartoon, Biggie's two kids, C.J. and T'yanna Wallace, will voice themselves as two teens who are guided by the voice of their late father to save his recording studio, House of Wallace, from corporate takeover.  It's the age old plot of the little guy versus the big guy.  From the press release....

Facing a hostile corporate takeover, C.J. and T’yanna are guided to invent a novel approach to creating alternative revenue streams – re-imagining their Dad’s studio as a ‘jingle house by day’, where some of the world’s greatest talents lend their voices and abilities to some of the world’s best-known brand names. By night they return to the studio to work on their own musical projects, all while being inspired by the association with Biggie’s studio sound. “Come to cut a multi-platinum new album, stay to record a hit commercial!” is the phrase they like to employ as a means of enticing these artists to participate in their fledgling jingle ‘side business’.   

So that's the plot of the cartoon?  We're going to watch the ghost of Biggie give his kids advice about how to hustle brands and product sponsorship?  Alrighty then.

Wally Eltawashy, President of Ossian Media, said:

"..It is Ossian’s distinct honor and privilege to be entrusted with furthering the legacy of one of the world’s greatest modern musical talents. The show’s creative format will allow for advertising integration in the truest, purest sense of the term - this could well be the very first animated program to incorporate creative shops (and their brand partners) directly into the narrative.”

And it goes on to say the show will feature "..a bevy of musical artists will also appear on the show, alongside a hilarious and endearingly-affable staff of studio employees. Music will constitute a central component of the show, including original songs from guest stars and re-imagined renditions of classics from the Wallace catalog."

It sounds like a big long animated commercial, set to the Biggie Smalls catalogue, and for sale to the highest bidder. But since Biggie's legacy owes a lot to hustling, it makes sense that the cartoon would have a "hustle" of its own. You feelin' this?

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I am going to NEED S. Epatha

I am going to NEED S. Epatha Merkerson to play Florida and Miss Loretta Divine as Wilona! Not much thought on who should play the other characters.
Awwwww Shucks's picture

The "Good Times" movie will

The "Good Times" movie will be interesting....especially since so many Black folk were offended by the show. These newfound uppity negroes will probably be just as upset and start a damn online petition. LOL I pray that CJ and Tyanna find success with their cartoon. It sounds like it would be classic if done properly.
PinkyDaGoddess's picture

No way, do you know that

No way, do you know that Ester Role had to fight to have a husband/father character. They wanted it to be "realistic" and not have a father/husband in the house. Disgusting!
LaFord's picture

They can keep this coon shit.

They can keep this coon shit. I can't stand this show and I ESPECIALLY can't stand Jay Jay Walker. Talk about perpetuate the stereotype. Sweet Brown aught to play Florida..smh
TrueThinker's picture

LMFAO!!!!

LMFAO!!!!
Awwwww Shucks's picture

cant wait to watch it!!!! .i

cant wait to watch it!!!! .i cant believe that lil kim sucking wendy williams rumor...i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

Hope it works out for both,

Hope it works out for both, but no thanks...
Laia's picture

Proof positive that Hollywood

Proof positive that Hollywood is losing steam. Instead of the creative minds coming together, they have to dig up old ish. Even though I loved GT's and still watch reruns, it died in the 70s. Please leave it buried. P.S. I wonder who they would get to play Thelma?
Sunflower Jones's picture

"Good Times" GETS THE MOVIE

"Good Times" GETS THE MOVIE TREATMENT...................................Sweet Jesus, stop the madness.
My Moniker Is...'s picture

Good Times......started

Good Times......started Racism....No One lived like that unless u were dirt poor
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Ooooh, I loved some "Good

Ooooh, I loved some "Good Times". Good luck to Biggie's children. It seems like a very innovative and positive idea.
C2C's picture

They should get Wiz Khalifa

They should get Wiz Khalifa to play JJ lol

This is the one show from the

This is the one show from the past that I can't even stomach for 5mins. U mean to tell me this was the best they can come up with. I rather see Sanford & Son or What's Happening
Somerknight's picture

I thought goodtimes was in

I thought goodtimes was in the mid or early 70's why a remade version of a 1960's goodtimes???But Hey as long as it's in the black community and made in the BC era im good.
LetsGetIt's picture

As it says above: "While the

As it says above: "While the landmark series was set on Chicago's Southside in the 1970s, acoording to movie insiders, Sony and Rick have hired writer Phil Johnston to set the movie version of "Good Times" in the 1960s." Reading is Fundamental!
LBA1's picture

Yea because you obviously

Yea because you obviously didn't closely read what i said sista....... READING IS INDEED FUNDAMENTAL!!
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