'Ella, Kristen, Naomi.' Elizabeth Banks Shares Charlie's Angels Behind-the-Scenes Pic
Give these ladies their halos!
On Wednesday, Elizabeth Banks posted a behind-the-scenes photo with Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott and Kristen Stewart, the stars of the upcoming Charlie’s Angels remake that Banks is directing and writing. She’ll also star as Bosley, the never-seen owner of the Charlie Townsend agency.
“#BTS @CharliesAngels on set. Ella, Kristen, Naomi. #4PercentChallenge,” Banks, 44, tweeted.
Time’s Up and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative issued the 4 percent challenge last month to encourage Hollywood to commit to one project with a female director in the next 18 months. Actress Tessa Thompson officially kicked off the challenge on Jan. 25. with a speech at the Sundance Film Festival.
Before Scott, 25, spreads her wings as an angel, the British actress will play Jasmine in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin, opening in May. Charlie’s Angels marks 22-year-old Balinska’s first major big-screen role, while Stewart, 28, also has films Underwater and Against All Enemies in the works.
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Banks reprised her Lego Movie character for the sequel, opening Friday, and produced Hulu’s Shrill, which drops on March 15.
The forthcoming Charlie’s Angels movie, hitting theaters later this year, comes almost 20 years after Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu starred as the crime-fighting trio in the 2000 action film inspired by the popular late 70s series. They teamed up again in 2003 for Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Charlie’s Angels additionally received a short-lived TV reboot in 2011 starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor.