Good morning, angels! Today we’re bringing you some big reboot news—it looks like Charlie’s Angels is once again going to make an appearance in theaters!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the iconic franchise is due for a comeback on June 7, 2019 and will be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Sony will be backing the film, much like they did the previous 2000 and 2003 films.
Originally airing in 1976 and starring Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, and Kate Jackson, the Charlie’s Angels TV series aired on ABC until 1981. Reception was ultimately mixed—some critics believes the series focused more on the sex appeal of the leads rather than anything of substance. Star Farrah Fawcett was among those who thought along those lines, saying “When the show was number three, I figured it was our acting. When it got to be number one, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra."
The action comedy remake starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore, on the other hand, received generally favorable reviews, with a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. After its release in 2000, the sequel in 2003, Full Throttle, was not regarded as highly, earning 7 Raspberry Award nominations and winning two--Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Supporting Actress for Demi Moore. An attempt was made to reboot the franchise as a TV series in 2011, but was officially cancelled on October 14, 2011 after largely negative critical response.
No casting announcements regarding the three leads have been made yet, NYLON threw out some suggestions, including Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya, and Skai Jackson.