On November 15, Charlie’s Angels are back in a brand new reboot starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the crime-fighting trio. Written and directed by powerhouse female Elizabeth Banks, the film is sure to resemble the original television series as well as the movies, with possibly an even better wardrobe and all of the badass feminine energy that 2019 has brought. Here is everything we know about this rad remake.
If the older versions of Charlie’s Angels were before your time, the original plot follows three stunning women (the angels) as they fight crime for a private detective agency run by a mystery man known as Charlie Townsend. Their direct line of communication with Charlie is through a man named Bosley. The first Charlie’s Angels movie dropped in 2000 and starred Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore as the angels and Bill Murray as Bosley. The trio reunited in 2003 for Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Although none of O.G. angels are expected to make a return in the remake, we can still hold out for a cameo appearance.
Buzz really started around the movie when the trailer dropped. In three action packed minutes we were introduced to each of the angels and learned some key details about the story line. The first angel we meet is Sabina, played by Kristen Stewart, and the scene opens with her in a sparkly pink dress saying, “I think women can do anything.” She then proceeds to prove her point by knocking out a villain, all without messing up her perfectly bouncy blonde wig.
The second member of the angel gang is British breakout star, Ella Balinska who plays Jane. In the trailer she is described as, “the muscle of the group,” however it can be confirmed she is also quite badass in real life. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Balinska revealed she took combat training in acting school and was trained in weaponry, both of which obviously served her well in her role as Jane.
Lastly, if you don’t already know Naomi Scott from her recent role in Aladdin you will know her now as the third angel, Elena. She starts out as a MIT grad and programmer that realizes the product she is working on could be used as a weapon. The angels quickly scoop her up and bring her in as the brains of the operation.
We are also excited to see that the role of Bosley will be filled by a woman. In true girl boss fashion, Elizabeth Banks will also be starring in the role of Bosley. Although rumor has it there are now three versions of the character Bosley and the other two roles will be filled by Djimon Hounsou and Patrick Stewart. Bank’s “Hunger Games” costar Sam Claflin will also be starring in the movie along with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” heart throb Noah Centineo.
Fans are also extremely excited about the music accompanying the trailer. The song and music video, entitled “Don’t Call Me Angel” featuring Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, created an anthem for the reboot similar to the way Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women” did for the 2000s version.
It has been confirmed that the Townsend Agency, which in the old movies only consisted of the three angels now will now be a global enterprise made up of angels all over the world all connected and supporting each other. This girls-supporting-girls mentality fits in perfectly with Banks’ vision and the theme of the movie.
In an interview with “Variety,” Stewart says that the reboot is going to be a “woke” version of Charlie’s Angels. Stewart emphasizes the movie will still be fun and “Charlie’s Angels-y” but now if you’re going to show a woman in combat, “everything should be completely and utterly within their ability.”
While the movies from the 2000s focused more on the angel’s personal lives and probably a little too much on their skimpy outfits, Scott revealed in her interview with “Vogue” that this movie will be different due to the fact that, ”It’s about the agency going global, getting into intelligence and tech, whistleblowing. You don’t see bikini shots of their bums.”
The 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels is shaping up to be the perfect mixture of action and comedy all wrapped up in the brilliant message that women in fact can do anything.