Pitch Perfect 2's Elizabeth Banks set to direct new reboot of Charlie's Angels
Iconic 1970s TV show Charlie's Angels is set for a second Hollywood reboot, with Pitch Perfect 2 director and The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks in talks to direct.
The television show ran throughout the 1970s and centered around three detectives, played by Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, who were assigned to solve a series of ever-more daring cases for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie.
The show was first brought to the big screen in 2000 when Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu starred in a big-budget Hollywood adaptation for director McG. The movie was a big hit and yielded a 2003 sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, which was less successful and ended the franchise.
A TV reboot of the show in 2011, which starred Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly, 666 Park Avenue's Rachael Taylor and Entourage's Annie Ilonzeh, was quickly written off after four episodes, but producers Sony are hopeful that Banks will be able to build a new movie franchise for them.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Banks is currently in negotiations to take on the project, but will have to fit it around directing new young adult adaptation Red Queen and any involvement she has in Pitch Perfect 3, which is due out in 2017.