You probably didn't know this, but Kenya Barris creator and writer of ABC's comedic smash hit Black-ish has been tapped by Sony to pen a film version of the Norman Lear classic Good Times.
Taking place on the south side of Chicago in the 1960s, the CBS show was a spinoff of Maude which originated from All in the Family, staying on the airwaves for five seasons (1974-1979). Good Times focused on the middle class African American couple James and Florida Evans trying to make ends meet while simultaneously trying to raise their three children. Anyone familiar with the popular program knows that the title is pretty much an oxymoron for the characters' lives, as times were never quite as good as they could have been for the Evans family. The nostalgic TV series made us all aware of the cultural and financial difficulties that African Americans face in a somewhat comedic way.
Original creator Norman Lear was very much aware of the social accuracy all his shows had at the time, which undoubtedly played a part in its success. According to Deadline, Black-Ish's Kenya Barris had been tapped as early as 2014 to create the film remake's script.
In lieu of this information, we took the casting director's seat to give you our thoughts on who the best cast fits may be for these classic TV characters. Check out the slideshow and let us know if you agree!