Elizabeth Banks Explains Casting Kristen Stewart For ‘Charlie’s Angels’: “I Wanted Her To Surprise People”

The Playlist | 4/8/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Later this year, fans of the classic TV series and early-00’s films based on “Charlie’s Angels,” are going to see what filmmaker Elizabeth Banks does with the franchise. Sony is set to release a brand-new take on the ‘Angels’ and with a cast that includes Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and Kristen Stewart, Banks thinks this version of the franchise is going to be a refreshing departure from the previous versions. And she thinks that a lot of the success will be due to Stewart’s role.

Speaking at CinemaCon (via CinemaBlend), Banks talked about the upcoming reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” and why she thinks Stewart is the perfect actress to bring on board to headline the new iteration of the franchise. When it was announced that the actress would be leading the new film, many were confused. Stewart has been reluctant to tackle major blockbusters after her stint in the “Twilight” franchise, and with her outspoken beliefs, “Charlie’s Angels” seemed a bit like an… odd choice.

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But according to Banks, the director couldn’t imagine anyone but Stewart in the film.

“I’m somebody who believes that 90% of the...
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