A few weeks ago, the Hollywood rumor mill kicked into high gear when the rumored cast of the new Charlie’s Angels reboot looked to be our most diverse yet. The only confirmed casting was Elizabeth Banks (also the director, writer, and producer) as the new Bosley. Surprisingly, the rumors got 2 out of 3 right. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Charlie’s “three little girls” will be played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
An International Team
The new film follows in the footsteps of the previous films while also taking the Thompson Agency international. Rather than one team operating solo, the new Angels will just be one team of Angels among many who provide security and intelligence worldwide. The new team will be the most diverse (Balinska is of Caribbean descent while Scott is Gujarati Indian), the youngest (Balinska is the youngest Angel ever at 23), and multi-national (Scott and Balinska will be the first British Angels).
Kristen Stewart is the biggest star after Banks, but it’s been a while since Stewart anchored a tent pole. It’s been nearly 6 years since her turns in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Snow White and the Huntsman, and since then Kristen has focused mainly on indie art house films like Camp X-Ray and Personal Shopper. She even made her directorial debut at last year’s Sundance with her short film Come Swim. 2019 will mark her return to blockbusters with both Charlie’s Angels and the upcoming adventure-thriller Underwater.
Naomi Scott is perhaps most famous for playing Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in 2017’s Power Rangers film, where she appeared alongside Elizabeth Banks. She has also appeared in Lemonade Mouth and has released two EP’s of her own music. Her next big role will be as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.
Ella Balinska is the freshest face in the cast. The daughter of model turned chef Lorraine Pascale, Balinska has only appeared in the UK television and indie scene before her casting. Her previous credits include appearances on Midsomer Murders and the medical drama Casualty, as well as starring in the independent film A Modern Tale. She was also a national level javelin thrower, which may come in handy when fighting baddies.
The new film represents a hat trick behind the camera for Elizabeth Banks, who co-wrote the script with Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) in addition to directing and producing. The film is bring produced by Banks’s Brownstone Productions as well as Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment for Sony Pictures. It is set for release September 27, 2019.