Forty-two years after the premiere of the original series and eighteen years after the first film adaptation, those three strong, independent female private investigators working for a wealthy mystery-man are returning to the big screen. In 2000, it was Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu who embodied the famous heroines originally portrayed by Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith on the small screen. Now, a new vision and cast are set to deliver their take on the ladies of the Charles Townsend Detective Agency.
Writer/director/star Elizabeth Banks posted a photo on her Twitter account, promoting the first day of production for her adaptation of Charlie’s Angels. It’s a simple close up shot of the clapperboard for the film with Banks providing a short caption:
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 24, 2018
“Continuing the legacy of telling the story of three incredible women working together.”
Banks co-wrote the screenplay with David Auburn, whose writing credits include The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and The Girl In The Park, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kate Bosworth. Banks had directed two short films and one of the comedic shorts in the Movie 43 compilation before directing her first major motion picture, Pitch Perfect 2, in 2015. Charlie’s Angel’s marks the first script she has written and she has yet to reveal which character she will be playing in the film. Joining her in the cast is Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga, Snow White And The Huntsman), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) and the legendary Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), who has signed on to play Bosley, the faithful assistant to the Angels.
Charlie’s Angels is currently slated for a September 27th, 2019 theatrical release.
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SOURCE: Elizabeth Banks