Sony Pictures’ big “Charlie’s Angels” reboot now has an official cast behind it. One of the last roles went to the film’s director, Elizabeth Banks, who will be playing the role of Bosley in the film. The film is expected to release in theaters in 2019.
The project will be another big-screen adaptation of the TV series of the same name, which ran from 1976 through 1981. The original series was a hit with daytime viewers for several decades and featured Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith. This won’t be the first “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, Sony Pictures released a film in 2000 with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu as the three secret agents. In that project Bill Murray played the role of Bosley. The 2000 installment was a hit in theaters, opening at number-one with a $40M debut. The film went on to make over $125M domestically and over $264M worldwide for the studio. Sony released a sequel to the film in 2003 called “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” that film made $259M globally and featured the same three stars.
First reports of the casting came from The Wrap, which put Banks in the role of Bosley. In the new installment the three secret agents will be played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) and Ella Balinska. If everything goes according to plan, Sony Pictures could have the film in theaters by next September, giving the Back to School crowd a fun film to compliment the usual horror-thrillers.
This won’t be the first film that Elizabeth Banks has directed, the popular actor helmed the 2015 hit “Pitch Perfect 2” which made over $287M worldwide. Banks was also a producer for “Pitch Perfect,” and the follow-up sequels.
We will most likely get a teaser or two over the next few months as the film moves into production, we will also get a firm release date from Sony Pictures.