It’s been 15 years since the last successful iteration of Charlie’s Angels, so Sony Pictures is thinking it’s time to call the angels back to action.
Last September, Deadline reported Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Black Panther) and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga film franchise) were in preliminary talks for the film.
Sony has issued a statement saying casting is unconfirmed.
Elizabeth Banks is reportedly already signed on to direct and produce the film as well as take on the role of ‘Bosley.’ This would be the second film she’s helmed after directing Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015.
This week, PopSugar says Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), Stewart and Nyong’o are reportedly circling around the three leading roles.
The film has been slated for release June 7, 2019.
|Lupita Nyong’o, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott|
Since the 1970s, audiences have shown an appetite for strong, gorgeous, badass women on dangerous missions.
It was in the fall of 1976 that ABC launched the original Charlie’s Angels series that eventually ran for 5 seasons. Starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, the show was an instant success.
Over the course of the following seasons, actresses Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts replaced to varying degrees of success as Fawcett and Jackson departed.
Drew Barrymore spearheaded a successful reboot of the franchise as two feature films in 2000 and 2003, which also starred Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.
And in 2011, ABC revived the television series to tepid reviews, and canceled after only one season.
What do you think, readers? Is it time for a new incarnation of the iconic series?
Bonus: The website CharliesAngels.org has compiled a list of the ten gayest moments of the original series.
Some pretty stereotypical stuff – thankfully, gays have come a long way since those early years of TV ‘visibility.’