UPDATE June 16, 2011: I have not heard any more information regarding this movie and am not sure at this point if it is still being cast or produced. I will do some research to determine the true status of this project.
That’s right y’all!!! JJ, Thelma, James, Florida, and the rest of the cast from the 70s classic TV show will be back, but this time on the silver screen! The cast to include Dave Chapelle as “JJ,” Loretta Devine as “Florida,” Delroy Lindo as “James,” Beyonce as “Thelma,” Queen Latifah as “Willona.” Production is currently slated for Fall 2010 and filmmaker Maurice Jamal has been named as the director.
More details as I get them!
Here’s a throwback to a classic scene from “Good Times” from YouTube. We often mock this moment in jest, but in the context of the show, it’s really sad, actually.
The closing moments of the episode where James died and Florida has finally accepted the fact that James is really gone.
- Affrodite.net– April 27, 2009, “Good Times” artist Ernie Barnes dies at age 70
- IMDB– Good Times
- TV.com– Good Times
- Mother’s Day Central– Television’s Favorite Mothers: Florida Evans
- Bnet– Where is… the cast of ‘Good Times’?