Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct Sony Pictures’ planned reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress turned director (“Pitch Perfect 2”) would also produce the film with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman. No writer is attached.
The film is of course based on the 1970s television crime drama that made Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith household names. The three starred as police academy graduates who, dissatisfied with their assignments as a meter maid, office worker and crossing guard, are recruited to work as private investigators for the mysterious Charlie Towsend, who never meets them face to face.
The series inspired Columbia Pictures’ 2001 action-comedy “Charlie’s Angels,” starring Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, which in turn spawned the 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
A 2011 television revival on ABC lasted only four episodes.
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