Today in “Really, That’s a Thing?” news, Kristen Stewart is “being eyed” for a role in the reboot of Charlie’s Angels. One, I totally forgot that they were rebooting Charlie’s Angels. Why are they doing that? Two, Kristen Stewart is being eyed for it?? Really? Call me old-fashioned, but the Angels are supposed to be femme-fatale ninjas with bouncy hair and toothy smiles. That’s their whole deal. They’re not supposed to be grim hipsters whose major skill in life is eye-rolling and lip-biting!
Kristen Stewart is being eyed for the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, according to sources close to the project. The “Twilight” star would play one of the members of the female private detective agency. Stewart’s is not the only name being considered. Casting is under way, and Sony, the studio behind the film, is also interested in several other big names, including Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Elizabeth Banks, who scored with “Pitch Perfect 2,” is directing the film. It’s slated for a summer 2019 release, and Sony clearly has franchise hopes for the project. Banks, Elizabeth Cantillon and Max Handelman will produce.
I like Elizabeth Banks and I think she’ll do interesting work as director on this reboot. That being said, this probably doesn’t need to be rebooted. And it definitely doesn’t need to be rebooted with K-Stew. I like Kristen because I accept her as she is: a quirky bisexual hipster who makes short films about water. She’s awesome in her own way, but her way doesn’t intersect with the kind of actresses needed for Charlie’s Angels. While I like the idea of Lupita Nyong’o doing this kind of thing – I mean, come on, she can do anything – I also kind of hope Lupita eventually says no.
…Also: I’m old enough to remember that it was a really big deal that Lucy Liu was one of the angels. They made one of the angels an Asian character and some people freaked out about it. Imagine the freak-out if one of the angels is black! Now imagine if all of them were women of color. That’s how they should do it, now that I’m thinking about it. Like, cast all-WOC angels. Why not?
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