UPDATE: Sony Pictures has reached out to say that reports of Scott joining Charlie's Angels are merely based on rumors, and that the movie's cast is still unconfirmed.
Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott is reportedly set to star in Sony Pictures' upcoming Charlie's Angels movie reboot, from Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks. The movie is set for release in summer 2019 and was supposed to start filming in April of this year, though the cameras have started just rolling yet.
Charlie's Angels, which originally aired as a TV show in the 1970s, has since been rebooted twice: first, and most famously, in the movies starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; and then later as a very short-lived TV show on ABC. Now the angels are once again flying down to kick ass and take names in another big-screen reboot - and it looks like the movie has found its third angel.
That Hashtag Show reports that Scott is set to star in Charlie's Angels alongside Kristen Stewart, while Lupita Nyong'o is still in talks for the movie. The report also says that the filming start date has been pushed back to September, and that the movie is expected to wrap in January 2019. Production will take place in Berlin.
In addition to directing the movie, Banks will also be playing a gender-flipped Bosley - though we don't yet know who will be providing voiceover for the famous (and elusive) Charlie. The script for the movie was originally written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, then later rewritten by playwright David Auburn, then rewritten again by Narcos co-creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro.
Scott's star has been rising fast over the past couple of years. In addition to playing Kimberly a.k.a. the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers, she's also playing Princess Jasmine in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, which recently wrapped filming. Unfortunately for those who grew attached to Scott's rebellious teenage superhero in Power Rangers, we're unlikely to see her return in a sequel, as Hasbro acquired the rights to Power Rangers earlier this year, and has since confirmed plans for a movie reboot.
The 2000 movie reboot of Charlie's Angels was a modest box office success, and enough time has passed now that it's become a fun piece of nostalgia in its own right. With the right mix of action, humor and cheesiness, Banks' reboot could be a serious contender at the box office next summer.
Source: That Hashtag Show
- Charlie's Angels (2019) release date: Nov 15, 2019