Elizabeth Banks to direct a more progressive version of Charlie's Angels?

Say goodbye to boss man Charlie, the girls could be taking orders from 'Charlotte' - if Banks agrees to direct a reboot of the Seventies TV series

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Elizabeth Banks has cited sexism in Hollywood for choosing to direct over acting, so we can only assume her version of Charlie’s Angels is going to be a little different.

The Pitch Perfect 2 director is reportedly in talks to helm a second reboot of the Seventies TV series, which was last brought to the big screen in 2000 starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Banks has a strong track record of creating empowering female-driven comedy, and would be likely to bring a fresh outlook to the dated Seventies plot featuring attractive women “at the service” of male boss Charlie.

Could Banks’ reboot feature a female boss called Charlotte instead? While Hollywood has been reluctant to make movies with an all-female cast, Pitch Perfect’s box office success shows it’s not just men who will pay to go to the cinema.

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Elizabeth Banks made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2

An upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot from Paul Fieg, due to be released in 2016, has been met with approval all round, including from the franchise’s original star Bill Murray, who called the concept a “swell idea”.

Banks may well give Charlie’s Angels a more comedic twist in the same vein as Fieg’s Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig fronted reboot. And with a cast yet to be confirmed, perhaps the actress and director - who stars in Pitch Perfect as well as The Hunger Games franchise - will appear as well.

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Charlie's Angels reboot could have same appeal as Paul Fieg's all-female Ghostbusters

With more support behind female-led films, and a growing following for actress and director Banks - the next Charlie’s Angels could have some real Pitch Perfect potential.

 

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