Elizabeth Banks to direct ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot?

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Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Elizabeth Banks is in negotiations to direct a reboot of the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise.

Banks will also produce the film with her husband and production partner Max Handelman, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

“Charlie’s Angels” was first launched in 1976 on TV and lasted five seasons with Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith portraying private detectives working for a benefactor named Charlie. Cheryl Ladd replaced Fawcett, with Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts joining in later years.

Sony produced a 2000 movie with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, which grossed $264 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle” grossed $259 million.

Banks made her feature directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2”. In June, she was attached to direct fantasy drama film “Red Queen”.

Banks will next be seen in the final “Hunger Games” film in November. She’s also attached to star in and produce “Pitch Perfect 3”, which is slated to release on July 21, 2017.

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