The trailer for the Charlie’s Angels reboot is here–and it’s all about Kristen Stewart.
Kristen Stewart returns to her blockbuster roots after taking a decade off to make well-regarded indie movies. But she’s come a long way from Bella Swan, with her tough-girl mop of bleached hair and knowing smirk. This Kristen Stewart is here to kick butt and seduce anything that moves, and we are loving it.
She plays Sabina Wilson, the lead field agent at the Townsend Agency. Stewart is joined by Ella Balinska, a perfectly poised British beauty, and Naomi Scott–AKA Princess Jasmine from the live-action reboot of Aladdin.
Scott’s character seems to start off as someone the Angels need to protect–a programmer who developed a program that might get her killed–but she quickly becomes part of the team.
The internet’s boyfriend Noah Centineo also has a role in the film, along with Sam Claflin, Stewart’s costar from Snow White and The Huntsman. Do you think it was at all awkward for them to work together after what happened on the set of that movie?
The trailer also teases a new single from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Ray. The trailer begins, however, with Janelle Monae’s sexy, Prince-drenched “Make Me Feel,” as Kristen Stewart beats the crap out of a sleazy bad guy. #mood
Elizabeth Banks directed the movie and costars as Bosley, the Angels’ handler. (It appears that there are multiple Bosleys, including Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou; Banks confessed that the name is now a rank in the organization rather than an actual person.) Banks has proven herself as a savvy director and producer, thanks to the success of the Pitch Perfect franchise.
But are we really that desperate for more Charlie’s Angels? The original 70s TV show starring Farrah Fawcett already received a campy, tongue-in-cheek reboot on the big screen. The 2000 film starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu really leaned into the ridiculous premise and had a great time doing it.
10 years later, a failed TV show tried to take the Angels more seriously but was canceled after 8 episodes. The new movie appears to split the difference between the almost-satire of the Drew Barrymore movie and the too-serious TV reboot.
Judging by the trailer alone, the movie will be 60% makeover montages. As they’re exploring the massive closet of disguises, keep your eyes peeled for the sexy star-spangled jumpsuit and German dirndl costume that Drew Barrymore wore in the original film.
Will Charlie’s Angels end up being any good? We’ll have to wait until November to find out!