Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska join Kristen Stewart in new Charlie’s Angels
Naomi Scott (Power Rangers, Aladdin) and Ella Balinska (A Modern Tale, Midsomer Murders) have been cast alongside the previously announced Kristen Stewart (Lizzie, Still Alice) in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) is directing the feature, co-wrote the latest script draft alongside Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) and will also portray Bosley in the film.
The reboot takes the detective agency premise of the original television series and turn-of-the-century movies and takes it global, with the detective Townsend Agency now a worldwide security and intelligence service that has teams around the planet. The movie will focus on one of those teams and the next generation of Angels.
“Charlie’s Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the ’70s. 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,” said Banks.
Sony previously announced that the new Charlie’s Angels film open in theaters on June 7, 2019, but the studio has now announced the film’s release date will September 27, 2019. Writing credits also include Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (writers and producers for the Netflix series Narcos).
The franchise began with a TV show that ran from 1976-1981 starring Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. There were two films, Charlie’s Angels in 2000 and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. The sequel added Demi Moore.
In 2011, ABC premiered a new Charlie’s Angels series from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor, though it only lasted for four episodes before being pulled from the lineup.
The Charlie’s Angels reboot will be produced by Banks and Max Handelman via their Brownstone production company along with Elizabeth Cantillon and Doug Belgrad who is co-financing through his 2.0 Entertainment banner. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the film for Sony.
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