Good morning, Angels!
The Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of Charlie's Angels has found its three main stars: Kristen Stewart (Underwater), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), and Ella Balinska (Hunted), reports Variety. Banks is also starring in the role of Bosley, a colleague of Charlie's, who often helps the Angels and, up until now, was played by a man.
“Charlie’s Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the ’70s,” Banks said. “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."
One of the most iconic TV shows of the 1970s, Charlie's Angels ran on ABC for five seasons and a total of 115 episodes between 1976 and 1981. It followed three crime-solving women, who worked for a detective agency run by Charlie Townsend. The character was never seen, but he always gave instructions via speaker or the other side of an armchair. Despite assertions that the show was only meant to exploit the sex appeal of its cast (which included Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith), the series became a pop culture staple, its legacy leading to, decades later, two film adaptations and a short-lived TV revival.
Banks' take on this famous property will unspool in a future where the Townsend Agency has gone global, with several teams providing security and detective services around the world. The plot focuses on one of these next-generation teams.
Charlie's Angels is set to rappel down from the ceiling and into theaters on Sep. 27, 2019.