Elizabeth Banks is on a new career path as a director. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that she’s in talks to direct a Charlie’s Angels reboot, led by Sony.
The franchise was born in 1976 with a show that became a success as Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson were catapulted to fame. Cheryl Ladd and Tanya Roberts joined the show later on and it ran until 1981.
In 2000, the formula was rebooted into a movie, with Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz playing the trio of female detectives who worked for faceless Charlie. They had the help of their sidekick Bosley, portrayed by Bill Murray. It was a fairly well-received film, while the 2003 sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, wasn’t.
More recently, in 2011, there was an attempt to bring the show back, but it was cancelled mid-season after four episodes due to a mix of low ratings and negative reviews.
Now, it seems that Elizabeth Banks could be the person in charge to revive the franchise, not only directing but also producing, along with her husband Max Handelman. They did the same with Pitch Perfect 2, and although it wasn’t at the same level as the first one… “pitch-wise”, Banks deserves props for adequately helming the much bigger scale follow-up.
While Sony is looking for a screenwriter, who do you think should star in the new Charlie’s Angels reboot?