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Charlie's Angels is an action comedy film released in 2019. The film was directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also produced the film and starred as Bosley.

Premise[]

Charlie's Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients. Now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally with the smartest, fearless, highly-trained women all over the globe: multiple teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys, completing the toughest missions across the globe. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Plot[]

A team of Angels, led by senior operative John Bosley, capture international smuggler Jonny Smith in Rio de Janeiro and turn him over to the authorities. A year later, the European division of the Townsend Agency is informed that Elena Houghlin, a programmer employed by tech entrepreneur Alexander Brock, wants to expose her superior and Peter Fleming, Brock's head of development, for covering up a potentially dangerous flaw in Calisto, an energy conservation device she helped invent that can trigger fatal seizures when used. She meets with operative Edgar Bosley to turn over evidence of Fleming's wrongdoing, but the meeting is ambushed by an assassin named Hodak, who manages to kill Edgar and leaves Elena to drown. Edgar's protégé, Jane Kano, rescues her and brings her to operative Rebekah Bosley with the help of her partner, Sabina Wilson.

John, who has since retired from the agency, discovers that Rebekah has tagged him with the agency's specialized subdermal implant without his knowledge. Rebekah tasks the Angels with breaking into Brock's corporate headquarters to steal the remaining Calisto prototypes before they can be duplicated, and Elena joins them. She finds one of the devices, but is forced to use it to escape, killing a security guard in the process. The other prototypes are already gone, and Fleming is identified as the thief. Rebekah tracks him to Istanbul, where Jane utilizes one of her old intelligence contacts to locate Fleming. They track him to a remote rock quarry, where the supposedly-imprisoned Jonny is revealed to be Fleming's intermediary for selling Calisto. Hodak is also present, and kills Fleming before the Angels break up the sale. Rebekah suddenly disappears, allowing Jonny and Hodak to escape with the prototypes.

Returning to their safehouse, Sabina shares her growing belief that Rebekah is secretly working against the agency and has been manipulating them to steal Calisto for her own benefit. The safehouse is bombed, and when Rebekah shows up, John shoots her and rescues Elena, believing Sabina and Jane are dead. The two are still alive, however, and when Rebekah reappears, she explains everything: John is the real traitor, having spent the last few decades secretly building his own network within the agency after he was passed over to succeed the late Charlie Townsend.

John takes Elena to a party hosted by Brock, who is also in league with him but is unaware that John intends to weaponize Callisto. Using Elena's colleague Langston as a hostage, he forces her to program a Calisto device to kill them both before leaving. The Angels, having deduced his plan thanks to information provided by Smith (Rebekah's informant), show up and rescue them both. Jane exacts revenge by impaling Hodak on a spike, while Rebekah catches up with John and his men. Outnumbered, she has other Angels posing as guests subdue the men, while Sabina knocks out John with a punch. Brock is arrested for conspiracy, and Jane and Langston start a relationship. Elena is accepted into the Angels after passing a series of rigorous training exercises. After that, Elena receives an official Angels tattoo and congratulations from Charlie with the presences Sabina, Jane and The Saint.

Cast[]


Production[]

On September 15, 2015, it was announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment was rebooting the Charlie's Angels franchise, and Elizabeth Banks was in talks to direct the film.[2] Banks would also produce the film along with her Brownstone Productions' partner Max Handelman.[2] [3] On December 16, 2015, Sony hired Evan Spiliotopoulos to write the script for the reboot film.[3]

In July 2018, it was announced that Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska would play the leading trio of the fighting team, and Banks would also appear as Bosley, with the film featuring multiple characters named Bosley.[4] [5] Doug Belgrad would also produce the film through his 2.0 Entertainment, along with Elizabeth Cantillon, Banks and Handelman, while Banks and Jay Basu wrote the screenplay with the early drafts by Craig Mazin and Semi Chellas. In September, Patrick Stewart was cast as the second Bosley.[6] That same month, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Jonathan Tucker joined the cast of the film, with Djimon Hounsou cast as the third Bosley. In October 2018, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Chris Pang and Nat Faxon joined the cast of the film. [7][8] [9]

On May 10, 2019, the offficial logo, was released by Sony Pictures.[10]

Principal photography on the film began on September 24, 2018. [11] From October 2 to 7, 2018, filming took place at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. [12] In early December 2018, filming took place at the Spice Bazaar, Veliefendi Race Course and in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. [13] [14] [15] On December 8, 2018, Naomi Scott revealed that filming completed on December 9, 2018. [16]

It was later revealed that the new movie would not be a reboot or a remake of the franchise, but rather a continuation that will incorporate the events of the original TV series and the McG-directed 2000s films. [17] Moreover, it was subsequently revealed on the movie's official site that Drew Barrymore, who produced the two previous films and played as Dylan Sanders, will return as an executive producer. Leonard Goldberg, who produced the original series and the previous films, returned as well.[18]

Music[]

In May 2019, Brian Tyler was announced to compose the score the film's score. [19]  Moreover, the official score soundtrack will be released on November 8, 2019.[20] Singers Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey have collaborated on a song for the soundtrack titled Don't Call Me Angel, which was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on September 13, 2019[21]. Grande also co-executive produced the soundtrack along with Savan Kotecha, Ilya and Max Martin. [22] A promotional single How It's Done by Kash Doll, Kim Petras, Alma, and Stefflon Don released on October 11, 2019. [23] A second promotional single Pantera by Brazilian singer Anitta was released on October 23, 2019. [24]

Release[]

Charlie's Angels is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2019, by Columbia Pictures. It was previously going to be released on November 1, 2019, but was moved to avoid going against Terminator: Dark Fate.[25] On November 1, 2019, Sony Pictures Releasing revealed the movie will also be released in IMAX format in selected theater. [26] On October 28, 2019 it was revealed that the film has received a Chinese release date (also on November 15,2019), with no other Hollywood titles opening in the PRC on that aforementioned date. [27]

Marketing[]

The first theatrical trailer for the film was released on June 27, 2019.[28] A second and final trailer was released on October 11, 2019.[29]

Box Office[]

In the United States and Canada, Charlie's Angels will be released alongside The Good Liar and Ford v Ferrari, and is projected to gross $12–16 million in its opening weekend.[30] As of November 20, 2019, Charlie's Angels has grossed $10.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $20.9 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $31.2 million. [31] In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Ford v Ferrari and The Good Liar, and was projected to gross $10–12 million from 3,452 theaters in its opening weekend.[32] However, after making $3.1 million on its first day (including $900,000 from Thursday night previews), it went on to debut to just $8.6 million, finishing in third place. Deadline Hollywood called the results "god-awful", and blamed the results on the film's mediocre critical response and a lack of interest in the franchise from the public. [33]

Media[]

Trailers[]

Posters[]

Promotional Images[]

Trivia[]

  • Making cameo appearances in the film are:
    • Hailee Steinfeld, Lili Reinhart, Aly Raisman, and Chloe Kim as newly recruited Angels.
    • Ronda Rousey, Danica Patrick, and Laverne Cox as the Angel's instructors
    • Michael Strahan as a Bosley of the New York branch of the agency.
    • Jaclyn Smith also makes a cameo appearance as Kelly Garrett, a character from the television series, marking her second appearance in the film series following that in the second theatrical film.
  • Moreover, it's also revealed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was an Angel as well. [34]

References[]

  1. ‘Charlie’s Angels’: Everything You Need to Know About Elizabeth Banks’ Feminist Action Reboot - Collider
  2. Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Film For Sony - The Wrap
  3. 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot Lands Writer Exclusive - The Hollywood Reporter
  4. Director Elizabeth Banks to play Bosley in Charlie’s Angels reboot - Entertainment Movies
  5. 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot: Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska Join Kristen Stewart - The Hollywood Reporter
  6. Patrick Stewart to Play Bosley in 'Charlie's Angels' Exclusive - The Hollywood Reporter
  7. Sam Claflin Joins ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Exclusive - Variety
  8. Noah Centineo Joins ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Exclusive - Variety
  9. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Adds Nat Faxon, Chris Pang Exclusive - Variety
  10. Official Logo for Charlie's Angels Reboot Released - Comingsoon.net
  11. Elizabeth Banks' Twitter
  12. English Translation to: 'Three New Angels for Hamburg - Hamburger Abendblatt
  13. Charlie’nin Melekleri Mısır Çarşısı’nda - Posta
  14. Kristen Stewart, Veliefendi Hipodrumu'nda - NTV
  15. Charlie’nin Melekleri Sultanahmet'te - aHBR
  16. - Naomi Scott's Twitter
  17. Charlie's Angels first look: See Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in Elizabeth Banks' update - EW
  18. Charlie's Angels 2019 Film Website - Sony
  19. Brian Tyler to Score Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ - Film Music Reporter
  20. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Score Album Details - Film Music Reporter
  21. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey's 'Charlie's Angels' Collab Has a Release Date & Nothing Else Matters - Billboard
  22. Ariana Grande Details Charlie’s Angels Soundtrack: Nicki Minaj, Chaka Khan, Normani, More - Pitchfork
  23. How It's Done - Spotify
  24. Anitta Slinks Into 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot with Sensuous 'Pantera': Listen - Billboard
  25. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Flies To Mid-November - Deadline
  26. Charlie’s Angels IMAX Poster and the Soundtrack Is Now Available - Vital Thrills
  27. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Nabs China Release Date - Deadline
  28. New Charlie’s Angels Trailer is Here! - Commingsoon.Net
  29. Charlie's Angels Trailer #2 Goes to Work with a Covert Group of Exceptional Women - Movieweb
  30. ‘Ford V Ferrari’ Will Win The Race Against ‘Charlie’s Angels’ With $23M-$30M Start – Early B.O. Projection - Deadline
  31. Charlie’s Angels (2019) Theatrical Performance - The Numbers
  32. ‘Ford v Ferrari’ To Do Donuts Around ‘Charlie’s Angels’ With $50M Global Opening - Deadline
  33. How ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Fell From Grace At The Box Office With An $8M+ Opening - Deadline
  34. How Elizabeth Banks put together the Charlie's Angels mid-credits scene - EW
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