Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Film For Sony


“Pitch Perfect” actress will also produce with her husband, Max Handelman

Sony is rebooting the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise, and Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the film.

Banks will also produce with her husband and producing partner, Max Handelman. The studio is still searching for a writer.

Banks directed “Pitch Perfect 2” this summer, which starred Anna KendrickBrittany Snow and Rebel Wilson and has made $183.7 million domestically. She also directed a segment of “Movie 43” in 2013.

“Charlie’s Angels” will be based on the hit television 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 BarrymoreCameron Diaz and Lucy Liu took the film to the big screen, which was directed by McG. Columbia Pictures produced and distributed the film. It was followed by a sequel in 2003, titled “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” 

Banks has also starred in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Scrubs.” Audiences will next see the actress on screen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2,” hitting theaters on Nov. 20.

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