Sony is all set to reboot the Charlie's Angels franchise and Elizabeth Banks, known for her roles in Sam Riami's Spider-Man trilogy and sitcom "30 rock," is in talks to direct the new movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Banks will also co-produce the reboot with her husband Max Hanelman. The studio and producers are hunting for a writer to initiate the reboot.
"Charlie's Angels" was a hit television series in 1970's centred around three beautiful female detectives played by Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. The trio worked to solve cases for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie. The show was a hit and the actresses became a household name.
The franchise came to the big screen in 2000 with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in the movie directed by McG while Bill Murray played the sidekick, Bosley. However, the franchise was killed after the 2003 sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" flopped.
A television series was attempted once again in 2011 but lasted only for four episodes.
Banks, known for her comical and dramatic acting, is also involved with female empowerment projects such as the steward of the Pitch Perfect franchise.
Banks made her directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2" that was a massive hit by Universal. The movie, with a budget of $30 million, almost made $70 million in domestic opening giving her the second-largest opening for a female director.
The movie encouraged the directorial ventures of Banks. She is already attached to fantasy movie "Red Queen," also by Universal. Rumours are that Universal is roping in her to direct "Pitch Perfect 3" too but there have been no official confirmation.