With Hollywood pulling all of its dusty old rags from a closet and repurposing them into questionable sequels and reboots – yes, we're looking at you Coming to America – it was only a matter of time before someone decided to meddle with Charlie's Angels.
The first news of a reboot came in May, detailing that Narcos' screenwriters Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro are working on the script while Elizabeth Banks is joining in as director. Of course, back then, the cast was totally unclear with some hinting at musician Janelle Monae as a possible lead.
Now, Variety reports that "sources close to the project" claim that Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) are being eyed for main roles.
Stewart and Nyong'o would probably replace two of three actresses – Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu – featured in Charlie's Angels movies from 2000 and 2003. However, there's a possibility one of them could join the reboot as a new character, Soh Bae. According to the plot summary on IMDb:
"When Soh Bae turns up applying to be Charlie's 4th Angel, she is thrown into the deep end immediately, as the other angels are kidnapped by the mysterious Ronny Petankan.
With only her nerdy sidekick Nathan Woodhall to help, it is up to Soh to save the angels and save the world before breakfast!"
The movie is slated for a summer 2019 release. Until then, we can only hope Sony doesn't disappoint with casting. We'd sure love to see Lupita in more roles of a badass crime-fighter, not just in Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.