Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn (“Proof”) is in talks to write the screenplay for the reboot of the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise at Sony Pictures.
A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.
In 2000 the property was revived on the big screen with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu starring as the girls whilst the likes of Bill Murray and Bernie Mac played Bosley.
McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the project in September last year and will produce with her husband Max Handelman. Auburn takes over from Evan Spiliotopoulos (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) who came onboard the film in December.