Patrick Stewart is currently in final talks to Sony Pictures’ rebooted “woke” Charlies Angels.
The X-Men actor is said to be up for one of the many positions of Bosley in the new reiteration. In the film, Charlie Townsend’s detective agency has now become a security and intelligence firm. The name Bosley is to be used as a codeword for the agents set up at the firm within individual branches who deal with the Angels.
Elizabeth Banks will be at the helm of the film in which she also co-wrote. She will also be playing one of the many Bosleys. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska will be playing the roles of the Angels.
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Stewart has already been talking about the film and how it fits into our current climate. She has described it as being ‘super-woke’ and features ‘no objectification’ along with not trying to be a remake of the series or earlier films. Talking to Indiewire she said “I’ve never done such a fun movie. [It] was a lot of flouncing around joking, women supporting each other, not just kicking ass and being kitschy. It was so well-intentioned and warm and strong.”
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.