We’ll always have a soft spot for Diaz’s goofy dance moves as Natalie, the original flame-haired rebel Drew Barrymore as Dylan and prima-ballerina turned karate black-belt Lucy Liu as Alex; but we're also excited to have another film adding to the slew of female-led action flicks coming out this year, including the recently released Captain Marvel.
It seems that the new film will continue the tradition of bringing together three genetically-gifted women onto the screen, but director Elizabeth Banks has also hinted that the remake will be updated to reflect modern times. Here’s everything we know so far.
Elizabeth Banks, Director
Hunger Games actor Elizabeth Banks made her feature film debut with Pitch Perfect 2. It has already been confirmed that as well as directing, Banks will also star as a female Bosley (one of many Bosleys in the film). She has also updated the Townsend Agency to portray it as a global network of angels with female agents operating in Beijing, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Sao Paulo. Banks has been vocal about the gender inequality in Hollywood, and these tweaks indicate her ambition of 'continuing the legacy of telling the story of three incredible women working together'.
Kristen Stewart, Angel
The Twilight star has become the darling of independent cinema with critically acclaimed performances in European arthouse hits such as Personal Shopper and Clouds of Sils Maria. It will be interesting to see if Stewart's subtle acting style and mastery of the confused-awkward look will work the same magic in a martial-arts-fuelled action, flick but as an actor that brings equal parts mystery and edginess to the screen, she's sure to be hypnotic as a modern angel.
Ella Balinska, Angel
The 22-year-old English actor is one of the lesser-known actors of the cast. She certainly seems to be action ready after telling Vogue last year that she was qualified in 12 types of stage combat and couldn't wait to bring her athletic prowess to the new film.
Naomi Scott, Angel
Naomi Scott joins her fellow Brit as the third member of the group. This rising star was named Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2015, and her melodious vocals are set to wow Disney fans this June as she plays the role of Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of Aladdin. But action certainly isn't a whole new world to Scott, as the singer and actor has also played Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in the 2017 Power Rangers film.
Patrick Stewart, Bosley
Stewart lends more star power to the production's cast, playing one of the multiple Bosleys alongside Banks. It's an intriguing choice for the role, which in the past has been portrayed by comedy actors Bill Murray and Bernie Mack. The X-Men star and Shakespearean thespian could bring a more suave assuredness to the role.
Other notable names billed to star in the film includeThe Hunger Games's Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo known for his swoon-worthy role in To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and Blood Diamond and Marvel star Djimon Hounsou. With a cast list that mixes rising stars with household names, there's already a lot to be excited about. But will the remake be able to top a soundtrack by Destiny's Child? That might be mission impossible.
The first trailer for Charlie's Angels has just been released, featuring tremendous outfits, explosive fights and fierce angels ready to take flight. In terms of where this story could go, it's still anyone's guess – but at least we know how good it'll look when it gets there.
|What||Charlie's Angels 2019: Kristen Stewart, Patrick Stewart, Noah Centineo|
15 Nov 19 – 15 Nov 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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