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Elizabeth Banks may direct Charlie's Angels into flight again

09.15.2015

It's amazing what can happen when your directorial debut is a PITCH PERFECT success. Other studios want to hand you a lot more responsibility.

That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, who stepped behind the camera for the first time and kept Universal's PITCH PERFECT train rolling satisfyingly. Stemming from that, Sony now wants Banks to handle a franchise of their own - rebooting the CHARLIE'S ANGELS series that stalled out under McG back in 2003 after only two films in the franchise. Banks would also produce with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman while the call goes out for a writer to put a fresh spin on the property for a studio desperate for something of the franchise nature.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS was a big television hit back in the 70s before Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu proved it the female trio of private detectives could make an impact at the box office, too. However, interest waned after a subpar sequel, and things didn't get any better with a failed series attempt on ABC in 2011 that got the axe in 2011.

Sony is ready to go back to the well, and Banks seems like a solid fit, given her success in handling the PITCH PERFECT films right out of the gate. She already is lined up to direct RED QUEEN next, but CHARLIE'S ANGELS is going to immediately rocket up her list of priorities once she signs her name to the line that's dotted.

Now, who do we like for the new set of CHARLIE'S ANGELS? And please don't say Emily Blunt.

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9:27AM on 09/17/2015
This could work. I thought the last "franchise" of Charlie's Angels was good at the time, but does not hold up on repeated viewings years later.
If they're going for a new take, I think the approach should be "less is more". They don't need to go with a huge action movie that sees the Angels save the world from terrorists and shit. Just keep it more grounded and have them serve as private detectives solving a mystery. Simple, yet entertaining. If they need to have the huge action set
This could work. I thought the last "franchise" of Charlie's Angels was good at the time, but does not hold up on repeated viewings years later.
If they're going for a new take, I think the approach should be "less is more". They don't need to go with a huge action movie that sees the Angels save the world from terrorists and shit. Just keep it more grounded and have them serve as private detectives solving a mystery. Simple, yet entertaining. If they need to have the huge action set pieces, then make them mercenaries that work as government contractors for the CIA instead. They need to have their feet planted firmly in one genre or the other. It gets ridiculous when they're supposed to be private detectives, but have more training than some factions of the military.
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12:40PM on 09/16/2015

I'm probably alone in this, but

Bring Barrymore, Diaz, and Lucy Liu back! Full Throttle had issues but overall, both films were fun and the three of them had a lot of chemistry. They pulled off the sexy but dangerous vibe. Either way, if you're going to re-cast, put real women in these roles - not the 20something year old actresses who have barely been famous for 12 months but Hollywood is still obsessed with.
Bring Barrymore, Diaz, and Lucy Liu back! Full Throttle had issues but overall, both films were fun and the three of them had a lot of chemistry. They pulled off the sexy but dangerous vibe. Either way, if you're going to re-cast, put real women in these roles - not the 20something year old actresses who have barely been famous for 12 months but Hollywood is still obsessed with.
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2:14AM on 09/16/2015
I'm okay with Banks tackling this new Charlie's Angels project just as long as Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy aren't part of this new project.
I'm okay with Banks tackling this new Charlie's Angels project just as long as Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy aren't part of this new project.
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10:23PM on 09/15/2015
So much for my hope in Charlie's Angels getting a Josh Trank directed reboot. I mean of course I'm kidding, but think about the potential. We could get Miles Teller playing as the first trans Angel...
So much for my hope in Charlie's Angels getting a Josh Trank directed reboot. I mean of course I'm kidding, but think about the potential. We could get Miles Teller playing as the first trans Angel...
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9:15PM on 09/15/2015

Anna Kendrick sucks

Rat faced unattractive and barely talented. Forget her, and please do not cast her in this!
Rat faced unattractive and barely talented. Forget her, and please do not cast her in this!
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8:46PM on 09/15/2015
Have to agree with everyone else in that based off of their relationship from Pitch Perfect, I would love to see Banks, and Kendrick re-team again for this. But based off the feel good spirit (and success) of Pitch Perfect, Banks seems perfectly suited to helm and being relevancy back to Charlie's Angels.

But for the love of God, no Rebel Wilson or (gulp) Melissa McCarthy.
Have to agree with everyone else in that based off of their relationship from Pitch Perfect, I would love to see Banks, and Kendrick re-team again for this. But based off the feel good spirit (and success) of Pitch Perfect, Banks seems perfectly suited to helm and being relevancy back to Charlie's Angels.

But for the love of God, no Rebel Wilson or (gulp) Melissa McCarthy.
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8:26PM on 09/15/2015
Banks has the perfect energy to bring this back to the big screen. She always has had the sexy, flirty with a touch of danger vibe about her. I cross my damn fingers that Kendrick gets one of the Angel roles because she will get in shape for it and a toned Anna Kendrick is something I would love to see running around in skimpy outfits. My guess the cast will be: Kendrick, Snow, and a black young actress. Wilson will definitely be in there as a supporting role or maybe an angel, for PC
Banks has the perfect energy to bring this back to the big screen. She always has had the sexy, flirty with a touch of danger vibe about her. I cross my damn fingers that Kendrick gets one of the Angel roles because she will get in shape for it and a toned Anna Kendrick is something I would love to see running around in skimpy outfits. My guess the cast will be: Kendrick, Snow, and a black young actress. Wilson will definitely be in there as a supporting role or maybe an angel, for PC and popular reasons.
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6:13PM on 09/15/2015
I never watched the show, and didn't really care for the movies. If this has to happen, I hope they find a way to differentiate it from the recent films. It would be interesting if they set it in the 70's.
Or they could pull a Ghostbusters and cast all men in the roles.
I never watched the show, and didn't really care for the movies. If this has to happen, I hope they find a way to differentiate it from the recent films. It would be interesting if they set it in the 70's.
Or they could pull a Ghostbusters and cast all men in the roles.
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5:57PM on 09/15/2015
I'm not really excited about another Charlie's Angels movie, but if someone is perfectly suited to helm a Charlie's Angles movie, it's Elizabeth Banks. She did a great job with Pitch Perfect 2, and I think she has the charisma, humour and irreverence to make a new version interesting and relevant.
I'm not really excited about another Charlie's Angels movie, but if someone is perfectly suited to helm a Charlie's Angles movie, it's Elizabeth Banks. She did a great job with Pitch Perfect 2, and I think she has the charisma, humour and irreverence to make a new version interesting and relevant.
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5:55PM on 09/15/2015

This will never happen, but...

just going by actresses Banks has worked with recently: Jennifer Lawrence (HUNGER GAMES), Anna Kendrick (PITCH PERFECT 2) and Amber Heard (MAGIC MIKE XXL). Again, it will never happen, but if it did I would be forced to spend $100 on a month pass to see it in theaters.

Sadly, we're probably more likely to see Rebel Wilson as an angel.
just going by actresses Banks has worked with recently: Jennifer Lawrence (HUNGER GAMES), Anna Kendrick (PITCH PERFECT 2) and Amber Heard (MAGIC MIKE XXL). Again, it will never happen, but if it did I would be forced to spend $100 on a month pass to see it in theaters.

Sadly, we're probably more likely to see Rebel Wilson as an angel.
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7:25PM on 09/15/2015
That would be an awesome cast but I am now afraid Rebel Wilson will be Bosley now.
That would be an awesome cast but I am now afraid Rebel Wilson will be Bosley now.
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