The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) will be playing one of two Bosleys in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot directed, written, and produced by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2).
Banks will be portraying another Bosley in the film as the Townsend Agency has gone international with multiple teams located across the world. In the original series, Bosley was represented by one man played by David Doyle. Bill Murray also portrayed the iconic character in the film adaptation released in 2000. While Murray didn’t return for the sequel, Bernie Mac played Bosley’s brother, Jimmy Bosley, in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. ABC also attempted to bring back the show with a modern 2011 series but was ultimately cancelled after only one season due to low ratings.
This new take on the Angels will feature Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in the lead roles of the three female agents employed by the elusive Charles Townsend. It is unclear whether the various Bosleys are related (Bosley being their last name) or how the multiple Bosleys will play into the plot. This adaptation would build off of both the original TV series and the newer films while breathing fresh ideas into the franchise.
Recently, Stewart was also confirmed to be reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series for the CBS standalone streaming service, CBS All Access. While most details are being withheld for now, we do now that this new Star Trek show would be a continuation of The Next Generation and show us a new side of Picard. At a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, the actor confirmed the return and shared his excitement to be back. “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.”
Charlie’s Angels is being written by Banks and Jay Basu (The Girl In The Spider’s Web) and will be released by Sony on September 27, 2019.