According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Banks is currently in negotiations with Sony to direct a brand new Charlie’s Angels film.
Following Hollywood’s current love for reboots, Sony are apparently keen to restart the Angels franchise – which began with the hit 1970’s TV show of the same name, starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. As well as directing, Banks is reported to produce the film alongside her husband/producing partner, Max Handelman.
The franchise – which sees a group of strong, beautiful women working as Private Investigators for a mysterious benefactor known as ‘Charlie’ – has been rebooted twice in the last 15 years, with the most successful modern take being the 2000/2003 films, Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore. ABC also attempted revive the television series in 2011 that failed after four episodes.
Banks has been very much in demand since she made her highly successful directorial debut earlier this year with Pitch Perfect 2. In addition to this latest development, Banks is also attached to Universal’s upcoming YA fantasy, Red Queen, as well as the next Pitch Perfect film. You can read our interview with Banks here.
Watch the trailer for McG’s 2000 film adaptation of Charlie’s Angels below.