A reboot of the legendary Charlies Angels is currently in the works, directed by Elizabeth Banks, and starring Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, and Banks, herself, taking on the role of Bosley.
During a chat with Entertainment Tonight, Lucy Liu said that the entire idea of revamping the film franchise was a great idea, especially for women in Hollywood.
As fans of the Kill Bill alum know, she appeared in the 2000 film as well as its 2003 sequel. The actress said, “to me, I think it’s very exciting,” and she compared the series to the legendary Sherlock Holmes.
“It will only be a more positive result for women,” the actress remarked. The words dished out by the Hollywood mainstay were very encouraging for Kristen Stewart, the Twilight alum, who knows that some people out there aren’t happy about the reboot.
Kristen said that the film series she grew up with, the one featuring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu, was a lot of fun, and some people believe it’s not necessary to remake the first two films, considering they were perfect as they were.
The star said that “we’re not trying to do an impression of the last one,” and the fact they’re willing to bring it all together again, was a testament of how women are willing to work as an ensemble, for the greater good.
Back in July, it was revealed who would star in the film, and Banks promised that it would introduce the Angels into the modern era. Banks spoke of the infamous status of Charlies Angels, which was a female-led action series all the way back in the 1970’s.
This comes after the breakout success of the latest Oceans 8 film, which had an all-female cast, and it busted box office records set by the previous Oceans instalments, including the original revamp, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle.
Additionally, Hollywood scored another win in the diversity category with the Asian-focused film, Crazy Rich Asians, which performed exceedingly well for a romantic-comedy film.