Sony’s movie reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” is moving forward with “Hercules” writer Evan Spiliotopoulos.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the film in September. Banks will also produce via her Universal-based Brownstone production company with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman.
The show “Charlie’s Angels” launched in 1976 on ABC 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 the series 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 Angels: Full Throttle” reeled in $259 million.
Andrea Giannetti is overseeing the project for Sony.
Spiliotoupolous also wrote Universal’s upcoming “The Huntsman Winter’s War,” which stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. He’s repped by UTA and Cover 1 Entertainment.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.