Is Hollywood capable of hiring talented women to direct their blockbusters after all? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony is in talks with Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks to direct and produce a movie reboot of Charlie’s Angels — the popular 1970s TV show about three female detectives. Charlie’s Angels has been revived as a movie before, for the successful 2000 remake featuring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. The 2003 sequel (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) was a box-office flop, however, and effectively killed the franchise. Elizabeth Banks started her career as an actress, but established herself very strongly with her directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2, which had a massive opening weekend of $70 million — exceptional for a movie with $30 million budget and the second-largest opening ever for a female director. It had already been announced that Banks would be directing Universal’s Red Queen, a Young Adult fantasy movie.
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