Sony has dropped the first trailer for the new Charlie’s Angels movie, directed/written by Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott (Aladdin), and up-and-comer Ella Balinska.
Banks is also the new Bosley – well, one of them – in this new iteration that finds teams of Angels around the world being guided by multiple Bosleys. We follow one particular team, with Scott’s character, programmer Elena Houghlin, joining the action when bad guys try get their hands on a potentially very dangerous product she has been working on.
They’ve been calling this one a different take on the Charlie’s Angels formula, and even the synopsis calls it “Banks’ bold vision,” but the easy-to-digest mainstream snippets shown in the trailer don’t suggest there’s much fresh here. Nevertheless, it looks like a harmless, glossy outing, and it’s nice to see Patrick Stewart among the side players. Hopefully it’s fun; we just can’t help but be a little underwhelmed with a trailer that doesn’t make it look all that different from the Diaz/Barrymore/Liu movies.
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Charlie’s Angels, also starring Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, and Djimon Hounsou, arrives in Australia on November 14 and hits the US on November 15.
Official synopsis for Charlie’s Angels:
In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.