It’s been over 15 years since anything new has come to the big screen in the Charlie’s Angels franchise, but this weekend a new trio will try their hand at bringing the all-girls power team into the limelight.
In 2000, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu formed the action trio, and followed up with a sequel in 2003.
This weekend, Kristen Stewart (“Twilight” and “Snow White and the Huntsman), Naomi Scott (“Aladdin” and “Power Rangers”) and Ella Balinska (“Midsomer Murders” and “Hunted”) will take on the action roles.
Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” and “Love & Mercy”) will be directing the show, but she will also take on the role of Susan Bosley.
According to IMDB trivia, she is the first woman with the title of Bosley, for the entire existence of the franchise.
Banks wrote the screenplay for the film and in her bold vision, Stewart, Scott and Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally.
With the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.
According to IMDb trivia, the movie features extensive use of guns and other explosive weaponry, which is a marked change from its two cinematic predecessors, in which star and producer Drew Barrymore insisted that the Angels use no guns at all and almost no weapons aside from their own martial arts skills.
The film is rated PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material.
Other films releasing to theaters this weekend include:
n “Ford v Ferrari,” directed by James Mangold and starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal and Josh Lucas. Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
This film is rated PG-13 for some language and peril.
n “The Good Liar,” directed by Bill Condon and starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey and Jim Carter.
Career con man Roy (McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.
This film is rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity.
The synopsis for each film is taken from rottentomatoes.com.