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Are these our new Charlie's Angels?

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It’s always hard to get excited at the prospect of a popular franchise being rebooted as it so often turns out to be a lacklustre attempt to live up to the original. Look at last year's Kong: Skull Island or 2015’s Fantastic Four; both uninspiring and forgettable amongst the constant flow of Hollywood releases. 

But with rumours swirling about the possible actresses in talks for lead roles in the reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, it is hard not to have high hopes for the project. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, who we recently saw in Black Panther as the ass-kicking, tough-as-nails Nakia, is reportedly in talks to star in the film. Nyong’o is riding the wave of Hollywood success at the moment with roles in popular franchises such as Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Seeing her take on the role of one of the angels would undoubtedly be epic. 

Kristen Stewart, who made her name in the Twilight Saga, is also reportedly in talks to star in the film. Stewart’s history of taking on darker roles is sure to bring an interesting aspect to the film if she is ultimately cast. Newcomer Naomi Scott is also in talks to star. Scott had her breakthrough last year in the Power Rangers movie and is currently signed on to play Jasmine in the upcoming live action remake of Aladdin

Pitch Perfect and Hunger Games’ star Elizabeth Banks is set to direct the film, and in an interesting turn is set to take on the role of Bosley, the angels’ liaison with the eponymous Charlie. The role has traditionally been played by a man; with Bill Murray taking on the role in the original Charlie’s Angels film of 2000. 

Unfortunately, other than Banks in the role of Bosley, no official casting announcement has been released, so for now all we can do is speculate. However regardless of the final casting, with Banks at the helm, this is sure to be a fun filled and explosive reboot of the classic we all know and love. The film is slated for release in June of next year. 

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