Actor and director Elizabeth Banks decided to direct a Charlie’s Angels reboot after dreaming about the idea.
The 43-year-old star has built up a reputation as a successful filmmaker, with her choir-based comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 2 proving a box office hit, making more than $285 million on a $29 million budget.
Elizabeth has now been asked by bosses at Sony Pictures to take the reins of a new Charlie’s Angels movie, and says she came up with the idea for the new story while in a dreamlike state.
“It was mentioned to me in passing at a meeting at Sony, like, ‘Hey, we’d love you to do something with Charlie’s Angels,'” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I went home and, as a lot of creative people will say, I dreamed about it. It has to stay with you, you have to visualise it, you have to have some seeds of ideas. I felt like I had a take, so I went back in and pitched it, and they really liked it.”
The popular ‘70s TV show, which originally starred Farrah Fawcett, was last rebooted 17 years ago, with Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz in the title roles. The film also spawned a 2003 sequel.
Casting announcements for the new Charlie’s Angels are yet to be made, but The Lake House screenwriter David Auburn has penned a script. However Elizabeth did hint that Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon could be in the running.
“I really want to work with Kate McKinnon,” she explained. “I’m looking for things that we can do together.”
The new Charlie’s Angels film is scheduled for release in 2019.