This fall, give thanks to Elizabeth Banks as the new Bosley of Charlie’s Angels.
Not only did the actress direct, but she’s also responsible for the screenplay of the big-screen reboot of the classic 1970s detective/adventure series that made Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson, Shelley Hack, Tanya Roberts, and most of all, the late Farrah Fawcett into icons of female empowerment.
Airing on ABC from 1976 to 1981, Charlie’s Angels spawned two previous film adaptations in 2000 and 2003 with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu as Dylan, Natalie and Alex – including the sequel Full Throttle with Demi Moore as fallen angel Madison and Smith making a cameo appearance as Kelly Garrett.
There was also a short-lived 2011 series in celebrating the original’s 35th anniversary with Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly, and Rachael Taylor.
As both Bosley and the film’s director, Banks brings girl power front and center in recruiting Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the newest operatives for the Townsend Agency, an elite crime-fighting organization that takes on cases regular law enforcement agencies wouldn’t be able to handle.
Co-starring Sir Patrick Stewart and Dijmon Hounsou, Charlie’s Angels soars into theaters this November.