Sony Pictures has announced director Elizabeth Banks’ new Charlie’s Angels today. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott (upcoming Aladdin, Power Rangers), and newcomer Ella Balinska will play the Angels, while Banks will take on the role of Bosley.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new film “takes the detective agency premise of the original television series and turn-of-the century movies and takes it global, with the 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,” said Banks. “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.”
Banks wrote the latest draft of the script with Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider’s Web). Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas wrote earlier drafts.
Banks is also producing with husband Max Handelman via their Brownstone Productions. Doug Belgrad and Elizabeth Cantillon are also producing.
Sony Pictures has set a September 27, 2019 release for the new Charlie’s Angels movie.
Charlie’s Angels was first a TV series from 1976 to 1981 that starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Two movies were also made in 2000 and 2003 starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.