Last month came confirmation that actresses Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska have been cast as the three new leads of the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” film reboot at Sony Pictures.
Elizabeth Banks is set to direct and co-write the film, along with playing Bosley in a story which re-imagines the Townsend Agency as a worldwide security and intelligence service that has teams around the planet.
Speaking with ET (via THR) this week, Stewart talked about the approach being taken with the material this time around and says to expect a much more grounded take than the previous films which starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu:
“We are not trying to do an impression of the last one… The re-imagining is so grounded and well-intentioned and really shows the way women can work together now. It tries to be warm and funny, but it lacks a kitsch element that we have seen before that works so well.”
Jay Basu is co-writing the script while Max Handelman, Doug Belgrad and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing the film which hasn’t yet begun filming. Stewart has started fight training for the project though. At present the film is targeting a September 27th 2019 opening.