A new generation of Angels is among us, and they're exactly the kinds of women you'd hope for.
Kristen Stewart, who needs no introduction, Naomi Scott, who recently played Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin remake, and Ella Balinska, in her first big-screen movie role, play the three iconic spies in a Charlie's Angels reboot. Elizabeth Banks will flex her directing muscles and play the typically male Bosley.
Of course, fans remember the early 2000s classic with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray. It feels like the exact right time to get an even more feminist update to the iconic movie based on a TV show with this upcoming November 2019 version.
Entertainment Weekly interviewed the trio on set in Istanbul.
EW shared a first look at the film's trailers and photos from the set. In the interview, Balinska revealed that filming the fight sequences is one of her favorite parts of the job.
Which makes sense, because Banks remarked on the actor's physicality in an interview with People. "Ella is someone who just has incredible physicality," she said. "She’s six feet tall in her bare feet and exudes elegance, charm, grace. Everything you want out of someone."
The three women also shared that filming "in the trenches" has forged a friendship, similar to the friendship among the past Angels. Cameron Diaz supported her former costar, Lucy Liu, more than a decade after their movie when Liu received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Noah Centineo was an unsurprising addition as the "handsome nerd."
Centineo has been working his boy-next-door charm as the romantic lead in a wide variety of films, like To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, and The Perfect Date. Now he joins the cast of this action film, once again as a romantic interest. From the looks of behind-the-scenes photos, he'll be the one needing to be rescued. Another Hollywood hunk joining the cast is Elizabeth Banks' Hunger Games costar Sam Claflin.
Centineo is given a few moments of screen-time in the trailer as Jane hilariously begins to flirt with him in front of her spy sisters. "I love Phosphorous," he says. "It's my favorite chemical," Jane (Balinska) replies back with a smile. Kristen Stewart's Sabina abruptly interrupts the exchange, "Jane, are you flirting with a handsome nerd?" Jane regains her composure, "Of course not."
Prepare for epic fight sequences, witty comebacks, female friendship, and insane weapons and costumes.
From what we can tell in the first trailer, the premise of the movie revolves around a new technology created by Elena (Scott) getting into the hands and weaponized by some bad guys. Jane and Sabina are already members of the mysterious Charlie's detective agency Townsend Agency, and Elena becomes a new recruit.
The trailer opens with Stewart's line, "I think women can do anything," and that pretty much establishes the feminist themes throughout.