A Charlie’s Angels Reboot with Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o?
While they may not be the first two names you think of when you think “Charlie’s Angels” – Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o have been linked to the Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Kristen, 27 and 34-year-old Lupita are among the stars being considered for the re-imagining of the ABC series, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks, according to Variety.
In 2011, ABC tried to revive the franchise on TV and the Angels were played by Minka Kelly, 36, Rachael Taylor, 32, and Annie Ilonzeh, 33. The series only lasted one season before it was cancelled by the studio. With this attempt at bringing the franchise back just over 5 years ago, it seems unlikely that a film or new series would be considered – however with the acting chops of both Stewart and Nyong’o behind such a project – it up’s the anty.
Moonlight actress Janelle Monae, 31, has previously been linked to a role in 43-year-old Banks’ reboot of the franchise.
The script for the reboot is yet to be finished but Sony Pictures, who are producing the film, has already reportedly slated a June 2019 release date.
The original series premiered in 1976 and lasted for five seasons with the late Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, 69, and Jaclyn Smith, 71, starring as the private detectives working for a benefactor named Charlie – voiced by John Forsyth.
Fawcett left the series and was replaced by Cheryl Ladd, 65, and then Shelley Hack, 69, and Tanya Roberts, 61, joined the show later in the series.
The success of the series led to two movie spin-offs starring Drew Barrymore, 42, Cameron Diaz, 44, and Lucy Liu, 48.
Charlie’s Angels was released in 2000 and grossed around $264 million worldwide with the 2003 sequel ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’ earning $259 million.
Forsyth reprised his role as the unseen Charlie in the movie franchise but retired from acting following the movies’ release. He died in 2010 at the age of 91.