Elizabeth Banks has found her 'Charlie's Angels' in Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska
The movie will see the next generation of Angels working with the still to be disclosed, very mysterious Charlie
Not everybody believes in angels, but it's a pretty given fact that the world cannot have enough of Charlie's Angels. And luckily, Elizabeth Banks thinks so too, as donning the director's cap for the ultimate 'Charlie's Angels' reboot, the 'Hunger Games' star has finally found her angels it seems! Banks — who is expected to join her Angels on the upcoming venture — has apparently decided to cast Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska to play the roles of the new age Angels.
As revealed by sources to Variety, the outlet had also previously reported that 'Twilight' star, Stewart, was already being eyed for the role of one of the Angels, but sources have now confirmed that Sony — the production house helming the project, has decided on the three actors, with Banks herself starring as Bosley.
Scott, who has already worked with Banks together in the 2017 film 'Power Rangers', where she played the Pink Ranger, while Banks played the villain, Rita Repulsa, is also headed to play the role of Jasmine in the upcoming adaption of 'Aladdin'. Balinsk, on the other hand, is most well known for her work on 'Midsummer Murders'.
The script's most recent draft has been written by Jay Basu and Banks herself, based on the original details by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas. Banks is also set to produce the project along with her producing partner Max Handelman under their Brownstone Productions banner. Doug Belgrad will also produce and co-finance through his 2.0 Entertainment, along with Eizabeth Cantillon.
The movie will see the next generation of Angels working with the still to be disclosed, very mysterious Charlie. But the Townsend Agency has surely grown since the original movie and now provides high intelligence teams for services to various clients worldwide. Our new Angels will be one such team.
Initially, the movie's release date was June 7, 2019, but on Thursday, it was pushed to Sept. 27, 2019.
“’Charlie’s Angels,’ for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the ’70s,” Banks said. “This film honors the legacy of Charles Townsend and his agency while introducing a new era of modern and global Angels. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world.”
The “Charlie’s Angels” franchise was first popularized during its five-season run on ABC from September 22, 1976, to June 24, 1981. Later in 2000, it hit the big screen with iconic actors like Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu playing the Angels. Soon followed the sequel, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” in 003, but it failed to create the first part's impact in the domestic box office, despite continuing to run successfully globally.