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U.S. actresses Cameron Diaz (R), Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu (C), pose after arriving for the Italian premiere of their latest movie 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' in Rome's Spain square July 3, 2003. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

ABC is close to a ordering a pilot for Charlie's Angels, planning a contemporary take on the 1970s crime series.

The project is being executive produced by the three producers of the two Charlie's Angels movies, Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen and TV veteran Leonard Goldberg, who also executive produced the original series.

Josh Friedman, who recently adapted the Terminator movie franchise with Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, is writing the script and will also executive produce.