Adrift and Journey’s End star Sam Claflin has signed up for a role in Sony Pictures reboot of the Classic Charlie’s Angels.
Claflin’s role is undisclosed but he will be re-teaming with The Hunger Games co-star Elizabeth Banks who will be playing one of many Bosley’s. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou have also been cast as Bosley’s at the Charlie Townsend’s detective agency.
Elizabeth Banks will be at the helm of the film in which she also co-wrote. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska will be playing the roles of the Angels.
Kristen 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.”
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After the TV series became a huge hit in the 70’s, 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.
Claflin was last seen in the sea-faring Adrift alongside Shailene Woodley, and previously played the role of Captain Stanhope in the emotionally charged and sombre Journey’s End. His upcoming projects include the 1825 thriller, The Nightingale and crime thriller The Corrupted alongside Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville.