Elizabeth Banks is in negotiations to direct a reboot for Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” franchise.
Banks will also produce via her Universal-based Brownstone production company with her husband and producing partner Max Handelman.
“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 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 Angles: Full Throttle” grossed $259 million.
Banks made her feature directorial debut with “Pitch Perfect 2,” which grossed $285 million worldwide, in addition to starring and producing. In June, she became attached to direct fantasy “Red Queen” at Universal.
Banks will be seen in the final Hunger Games film in November. She’s attached to star in and produce “Pitch Perfect 3,” which Universal has set for a July 21, 2017 release.
She is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. News about Banks joining “Charlie’s Angels” was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.