The phrase “Good morning, Angels” will be coming back to the big screen. Yet another Charlie’s Angels reboot is in the works, and Elizabeth Banks is reportedly in talks to direct the film, according to TheWrap. Banks and husband Max Hendelman will also produce.
Banks has already proven her ability to helm a film that centers on a group of women. She made her directorial debut with 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2, a hit movie that has helped Universal Pictures have a record-setting year. The comedy, which stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow, made over $180 million at the U.S. box office. Banks is also well-known for her acting roles in Pitch Perfect, its sequel Wet Hot American Summer, and The Hunger Games franchise.
Reboots are all around us, and, whether we need them or not, Hollywood’s storyline recycling doesn’t appear to be petering out. A Charlie’s Angel reboot is a perfect example of this trend; after all, a new film would be a reboot of a reboot. Originally a 1970s television show, the hit crime drama followed three women who worked together at a private detective agency. It later spawned a 2000 film and a 2003 sequel, along with a short-lived TV series remake that aired in 2011.
Sony Pictures is behind the reboot, just as it was the previous film version. 2000’s Charlie’s Angels and 2003’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle both starred Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore. As in the TV series, the movie Angels kept busy solving crimes, but with more comedy mixed in. It’s unclear at this point what direction the new reboot will take.
The original Angels were Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith, but over the course of the series, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts joined.