Sony Pictures are going full throttle on the reboot of the classic Charlie’s Angels movie, the studio is reportedly peachy keen on obtaining the acting talents of Kristen Stewart to take up a role of one the three mean fighting female machines.
Also on their hot list of actresses the studio are eyeing is the 12 Years a Slave actress, Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o which would provide that contemporary and diverse injection the story needs to appeal to today’s audiences.
Pitch Perfect’s Elizabeth Banks will be taking the helm on the reboot which is slated for a summer 2019 release. Banks will also preside in the producer’s chair alongside Elizabeth Cantillon and Max Handelman. Back at the beginning of 2016 Banks had also signed up to direct a new Charlie’s Angels TV series.
The American crime drama first hit TV screens back in 1976 and over the space of five years produced five seasons and originally starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith with David Doyle as the male side-kick and the voice of John Forsythe as boss Charlie Townsend. In 2000 the story of the Angel’s had a bit of a revival with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu taking the place as the angels in film version which had a more comical take than the series. The ladies reformed again in 2003 for the sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
After Twilight catapulted Stewart’s career, she took a step back from mainstream films in 2010 to concentrate on the Indie arena starring in Still Alice, Woody Allen’s Cafe Society and Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper, which won her critical acclaim for her performance as Maureen Cartwright.