From “Kingsman: The Secret Service” to “Spy” to “Man From U.N.C.L.E.“, spy films have been all the rage lately. It is no doubt a surefire way to revive a certain spy film franchise because “Charlie’s Angels” is coming back to the big screen soon.
The first “Charlie’s Angels” film was released 15 years ago and it starred Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore as 3 women working as private investigators for a mysterious millionaire named Charlie.
Directed by McG, the movie was produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was based on the hit American crime TV series of the same name from the late 70s, featuring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith as the 3 female detectives. Although the lineup changed during the course of the series, a total of 110 episodes aired over the course of 5 seasons on ABC.
The McG-directed film was followed by a sequel in 2003, titled “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, and a TV reboot in 2011. Starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, and Rachael Taylor, the reboot series, which aired on ABC, only lasted 8 episodes.
Now, Sony is eyeing Banks to helm the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, which is considered a smart move.
Earlier this year, Banks made her feature film directorial debut through “Pitch Perfect 2“. Starring Anna Kendrink and Rebel Wilson, the sequel garnered both critical acclaim and grossed over USD285 million worldwide. That’s more than double the worldwide box office for the 2012 original.
If the deal is closed, Banks will produce the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot alongside her husband and producing partner, Max Handelman. The plot of the new film remains unclear as the studio is still searching for a writer.
Banks’ recent acting credits include “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Scrubs”. She will be reprising her role as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2“, the final chapter of Lionsgate’s massively popular young adult franchise.
“Pitch Perfect 3” will be released on 21st July 2017, but it is unclear whether Banks will return to the director’s chair.
So, who do you think should join the cast as the next generation of Charlie’s Angels? Sound off in the comments box below.