If you haven’t heard, there’s a Good Times movie in the works and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is writing the script. That’s pretty much all anyone knows at the moment.
However, the original cast of Good Times also wants to make a movie, and they need your help. They’ve created a Kickstarter to fund the movie with a goal of $1 million. This comes after years of reunion rumors and script ideas. The group writes:
“During these forty years as a cast we have been giving a numerous amount of scripts that were written about what happened to the Evans’ family. The ideas are countless, but as a group we have made a decision on where each character should go and what this long awaited script should be about. We are bursting at the seems to bring this exciting movie to you. All that we can tell you at this point is that it will be exactly what you expect from us and more.”
Sony and the show’s producer Norman Lear aren’t connected with the film. Shaun Weiss, the lawyer for the project, tells Deadline that there will be obvious comparisons, but the film will in no way infringe on the copyright. The entire original cast (except Esther Rolle, who died in 1998) plans to be involved with this project. They intend to include a time jump to explain the 40-year gap. According to Deadline, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker, John Amos, Ralph Carter and Ja’Net DuBois are part of the new project, with Johnny Brown, who played Bookman, also likely to be involved.
So check out their campaign if you’re interested in seeing the original Good Times cast reprise their roles. The film will be funded if they can meet their goal by March 4.