In one of the more surprising turn of events this week, newly-minted indie darling Kristen Stewart is in early talks to join a Charlie’s Angels reboot. Because who can’t wait for that?!
The Variety report says casting is in its infancy, and Stewart is merely an interest: “Casting is under way, and Sony, the studio behind the film, is also interested in several other big names, including Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o.”
Take this with a grain of salt. Stewart is on a short list in some office in Hollywood, there is probably very little to this. Over the last few years, Kristen Stewart has starred in some terrific indie hits, two of them being Oliver Assayas’s back-to-back gems Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper. This feels like the biggest of big departures, one I wouldn’t expect after the Twilight phenomena nearly painted Stewart into a corner where she was clearly uncomfortable.
Perhaps she’s ready to punch and kick in a new action franchise, but a Charlie’s Angels reboot also sounds like a terrible idea. The first reboot was… fine… and the second had Demi Moore I think but who cares? There are better places to go for female-centric action than a tired brand that registers with almost nobody.
Stay tuned to find out when Stewart’s name drops off this project.