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If I cast the upcoming big screen adaptation of Good Times

Ain't we lucky we got it?

Let's pray that Hollywood, in its never ending quest to provide audiences with original, thought-provoking material, doesn't DY-NO-MITE! the planned big screen bump up of the '70's comedy sensation, Good Times.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/sony-pictures-scott-rudin-plot-feature-ilm-adaptation-of-70s-tv-series-good-times/#more-451749">Deadline reports the Sony Pictures adaptation of the CBS sitcom (it originally aired between 1974 and 1979) will be produced by Scott Rudin (Bringing out the Dead, No Country for Old Men) and written by Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids).

There has been no mention of a cast as of yet, and since Mr. Rudin was kind enough to produce one of Marty's films, I thought I'd save him some time by putting together this list of suggested talent.

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41835/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/precious_t500x247.jpg?ca0a91bfb1cb443603285c8c65aa89434cca1b83" alt="Gabourey Sidibe would make a precious Esther 'Florida' Rolle substitute.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/precious_t500x247.jpg?ca0a91bfb1cb443603285c8c65aa89434cca1b83">Gabourey Sidibe would make a precious Esther 'Florida' Rolle substitute. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41836/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/amos_t500x349.jpg?302350499dd9123c6b57432a3ebc17fe7207c9ca" alt="Chances are Will Smith will agree to star in the John Amos role only if he is allowed to once again sic son Jaden on the American moviegoing public. We here at "The Big Screen" envision a new and exciting personality to assume the coveted role of James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. ">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/amos_t500x349.jpg?302350499dd9123c6b57432a3ebc17fe7207c9ca">Chances are Will Smith will agree to star in the John Amos role only if he is allowed to once again sic son Jaden on the American moviegoing public. We here at "The Big Screen" envision a new and exciting personality to assume the coveted role of James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41834/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/spielberg-son_t500x328.jpg?d783d62d506f49f8d9e962e5b9db1fb006521458" alt="Theo Spielberg takes over for Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker as the DY-NO-MITE Kid.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/spielberg-son_t500x328.jpg?d783d62d506f49f8d9e962e5b9db1fb006521458">Theo Spielberg takes over for Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker as the DY-NO-MITE Kid. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41842/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/jada_t500x314.jpg?f5d774e7ef16af67959f42bc7a3d6befbb51c064" alt="Jada Pinkett Smith, keeping her head above water (and name in the spotlight), as Willona Woods (Ja'net DuBois).">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/jada_t500x314.jpg?f5d774e7ef16af67959f42bc7a3d6befbb51c064">Jada Pinkett Smith, keeping her head above water (and name in the spotlight), as Willona Woods (Ja'net DuBois). by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41833/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/helen_martin_t500x344.jpg?2bc5c862a7b63745660d3a6c8ee027a604230a41" alt="Tyler Perry replaces Helen Martin as 'Wanda.'">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/helen_martin_t500x344.jpg?2bc5c862a7b63745660d3a6c8ee027a604230a41">Tyler Perry replaces Helen Martin as 'Wanda.' by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41839/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/Omarosa_Manigault_t500x333.jpg?5d81b66ef27cf9215e8d62d1258062d5c9d6b2ad" alt="BernNadette Stanis, you're fired. Omarosa Manigault will take your place.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/Omarosa_Manigault_t500x333.jpg?5d81b66ef27cf9215e8d62d1258062d5c9d6b2ad">BernNadette Stanis, you're fired. Omarosa Manigault will take your place. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41840/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/Quvenzhan%C3%A9_Wallis_t500x250.jpg?fde54b00a75126d6d0d70f8ff98d7920625af846" alt="No temporary layoff for Janet Jackson. She's out and Quvenzhané Wallis is in.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/Quvenzhan%C3%A9_Wallis_t500x250.jpg?fde54b00a75126d6d0d70f8ff98d7920625af846">No temporary layoff for Janet Jackson. She's out and Quvenzhané Wallis is in. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41843/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/johnny_brown_t500x313.jpg?e0ca445a11cf66d6510d5a5fa04b78fad4742b1c" alt="A Manwich is a Manwich, but for Johnny Brown, reviving the role of Nathan Bookman is a meal ticket.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/johnny_brown_t500x313.jpg?e0ca445a11cf66d6510d5a5fa04b78fad4742b1c">A Manwich is a Manwich, but for Johnny Brown, reviving the role of Nathan Bookman is a meal ticket. by Scott Marks

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/41841/">https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/jaden.jpg" alt="Jaden Smith, recruited to appear in the relatively insignificant role originated by Ralph Carter.">

https://media.sandiegoreader.com/img/photos/2013/03/13/jaden.jpg">Jaden Smith, recruited to appear in the relatively insignificant role originated by Ralph Carter. by Scott Marks

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