Fans of the hit television show and movie “Charlie’s Angels” will be in for a treat as Sony Pictures will be rebooting the franchise and is currently in talks with Elizabeth Banks to direct the film.
After twelve years, Sony Pictures is set to return “Charlie’s Angels” to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Aside from negotiations to direct the film, Banks will also reportedly produce the reboot with her husband and producing partner, Max Handelman. The studio and the film’s producers are already looking for a writer to handle the project.
“Charlie’s Angels” first started as a TV series during the 1970s, which featured three lady detectives who worked for the mysterious Charlie, along with sidekick, Bosley. The hit TV show starred actresses Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith as the three detectives. Soon after the show debuted, Fawcett reportedly left the series and was replaced by Cheryl Ladd. Actress Tanya Roberts also joined the show’s cast in later seasons of “Charlie’s Angels.”
In 2000, McG directed the big screen adaptation of “Charlie’s Angels” which featured Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. The action comedy film earned more than $264 million worldwide and was followed by “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” in 2003. However, the fans reception to the sequel was not as warm as the first film. An attempt to restart the franchise through the small screen was made in 2011, but the show was eventually cancelled after four episodes.
Meanwhile, Banks made her directorial debut with the hit 2012 summer movie “Pitch Perfect 2.” The movie earned $285 million worldwide with a small budget of $29 million, Deadline reported. The comedy musical film featured stars such as Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld.
Aside from “Pitch Perfect 2” and the offer to direct the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, Banks is also set to direct Universal’s movie adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s young adult novel, “Red Queen.”
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