Star Trek icon, Sir Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of director Elizabeth Bank’s big screen Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Stewart will be the newest incarnation of Bosley. Kristen Stewart, Aladdin actress Naomi Scott and British newcomer Ella Balinska are starring as the Angels in the Sony feature project.
The new story takes the female-fronted detective-agency premise of the original 1976-81 TV series, and 2000 and 2003 movies global, with the Townsend Agency now a security and intelligence service that has teams around the world. The movie will focus on one of those teams and the next generation of Angels.
In a twist on the usual proceedings, the project seems to have multiple characters named Bosley, who in the past acted as the face of the enigmatic and never-seen owner of the detective agency, Charlie Townsend. Banks is playing Bosley with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that Stewart is also playing a Bosley.
Banks and Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) wrote the script, working off of earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas, and the story is said to build on what’s come previously.
Sony aims to release the movie Sept. 27, 2019.