Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are in early talks for the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot at Sony, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Elizabeth Banks is directing the film that is set for a summer 2019 release. Banks has been on board to direct “Charlie’s Angels” since 2015. She will also produce with her husband and producing partner, Max Handelman.
“Charlie’s Angels” will be based on the hit TV series from the late 1970s about three female detectives, played by Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, who worked for mysterious benefactor named Charlie.
Fawcett left after the first season and was replaced by Cheryl Ladd. She made several guest appearances in seasons after that, and Tanya Roberts also joined the show later.
In 2000, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu took the film to the big screen, in an update version from director McG. Columbia Pictures produced and distributed the film. It was followed by a sequel in 2003, titled “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
Stewart has starred in various independent films in recent years, which includes “Cafe Society,” “Personal Shopper” and “Still Alice.” Her other major films in recent years include “Snow White and the Huntsman” and the final part of the “Twilight” saga.
She will next star in Fox’s “Underwater” as well as “Lizzie,” a thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. She is represented by Viewpoint and Gersh.
Nyong’o last starred in “The Jungle Book” and “Queen of Katwe” and will next be seen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Black Panther.” She is represented by CAA and ID PR.
Variety first reported the news.