According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Stewart (Logan) will soon be signing on to the latest movie reboot of Charlie’s Angels. Actress-director Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) co-wrote the screenplay and will direct, produce, and act in the film.
Charlie’s Angels began as an iconic television show and ran from 1976-1981, centering on three beautiful female detectives and their manager, Bosley, who have an unseen boss named Charlie. A film version of the same name released in 2000, starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz. A sequel titled Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (featuring the same starring cast) followed in 2003.
This latest reboot from Sony will have a new cast: Kristen Stewart (Lizzie), Naomi Scott (Aladdin), and British newcomer Ella Balinski play the three detectives. Instead of one Bosley character, the film will have at least two Bosleys, one to be played by Banks, and the other by Patrick Stewart. In this updated reboot, the detective agency has now gone international.
Producing with Banks are her husband, Max Handelman, along with Doug Belgrad and Elizabeth Cantillon.
Stewart is famous for his starring role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in seven television seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which ran from 1987 to 1994 and then led to four ST:TNG films (1994-2002). He will soon reprise his role as Captain Picard in a new television series developed for CBS All Access. Stewart is also well-known for his role as Professor X in the X-Men film franchise. On the big screen, he will next be seen playing Merlin in Joe Cornish’s The Boy Who Would Be King, which also stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Fallout).
The new Charlie’s Angels film is slated for release on September 27, 2019.