Could there be a possibility that “Beauty and the Beast” actress Emma Watson could be one of the angels in the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot?
For now it is hard to tell and the idea may be kind of a stretch. However, another person attached to the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” project is sure to take on a responsibility in the new “Charlie’s Angels”.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Evan Spiliotopoulos, “Hercules” scriptwriter, will write the script for the planned reboot film.
Another name attached to the project is Elizabeth Banks who will direct the film. Banks’ first directorial showcase was with “Pitch Perfect 2” which she also starred in. Apart from her directing duties, THR also reports that Banks will produce the film with Max Handelman under the Brownstone production company.
Variety gives a background of the the original “Charlie’s Angels”.
According to the website, “Charlie’s Angels” launched as a TV series on ABC back in 1976 with Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson playing a trio of detectives working for Charlie–their mysterious benefactor. Variety also details that the TV series went on for five seasons with Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts joining the show in its later seasons.
Apart from the original TV series, “Charlie’s Angels” also made it to the big screen with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu taking on the female leads. There were two movies produced by Sony: the first one came out in 2000 while the sequel,”Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, came out in 2003. Both films combined grossed over $500 million.
For now, casting for the project remains unknown. However, Spiliotopoulos’ involvement could be a guarantee that the reboot will have a success potential.
Collider shares that other projects penned by Spiliotopoulos include “The Hunstsman Winter’s War” and a treatment for “Wanted 2”–a potential sequel of the Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy action film.
No official release date has been announced for the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot.