The veteran actor could play Bosley in the new reboot
Patrick Stewart is in talks to appear in the new “woke” reboot of Charlie’s Angels, according to reports.
The new version of the movie will star Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the titular Angels, while Elizabeth Banks will direct, produce and act in it.
It will follow the same premise of a female-fronted detective agency as the ’70s TV show and 2000s movies, with the Townsend Agency now taking the form of a security and intelligence service with teams stationed across the globe. The film will focus on one team.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Stewart could play one of multiple Bosleys in the film. Numerous characters will share that name, with Banks already confirmed to be one of them. In previous incarnations of Charlie’s Angels, agency owner Bosley was never seen.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart has teased the new movie will be “woke”. Speaking to Variety, she said: “I know if I say this a certain way, I know that this will be written down. But it’s not such a bad thing. It’s kind of like a ‘woke’ version.”
She added: “It’s still gonna be fun and Charlie’s Angels-y, but it will also be current and modern.”
Charlie’s Angels is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas in the UK on June 7, 2019, according to IMDB.
Last month, it was confirmed that Patrick Stewart would reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek TV series. The new CBS All Access series will chronicle Picard’s adventures after Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the original series which ran between 1987 and 1994, Stewart played Picard in 178 episodes across seven series.
The actor made the announcement during a surprise appearance at the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. “I will always be very proud to have been a part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” he wrote on Twitter later.
“It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”