The next iteration of CHARLIE’S ANGELS is about to get elevated to a theatrical level.
Pultizer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the Charlie’s Angels reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks. Auburn replaces Hercules scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos, who was previously announced as the screenwriter of the adaptation of the popular ’70s TV series.
“I’ve been a fan of David’s since seeing Proof on Broadway,” said Banks in a statement. “His ability to create three new dynamic yet grounded Angels is very exciting.”
The hiring of Auburn is an effort by Sony to create richer characters that stray away from the typical “pretty faces kicking ass” that we are used to seeing in the franchise. That said, if this strategy works, the upcoming reboot will definitely be different from Sony’s Charlie’s Angels in 2000 and the 2003 follow-up Full Throttle starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, which were more of the fluffy action comedy ilk.
Auburn is mostly known for his work on Broadway, but has screenwriting credits that include The Lake House and The Girl in the Park. He also adapted his play, Proof for the big screen in 2005.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.