Lupita Nyong’o to star in Charlie’s Angels reboot

Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in an upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The Oscar-winning actress will play a lead role alongside Kristin Stewart and Naomi Scott, but no other details about the film have been released as it’s in the very early stages of pre-production.

The news comes on the heels of Nyong’o’s history-making success with Black Panther. The reboot is stated to hit cinemas on 7 June 2019.

Based on the original 1976-1981 television series, which starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith, Charlie’s Angels first hit the big screen in 2000. Back then, it was Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu who starred as the crime-fighting trio working at a private detective agency for the mysterious, unseen Charlie Townsend.

The film went on to make $264M [£199m] at the box office and spun the 2003 sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, which pulled in $259M [£195m] worldwide.

Forsyth reprised his role as the unseen Charlie in the movie franchise but retired from acting following the movies’ release. He died in 2010 at the age of 91.

In 2011, ABC tried to revive the franchise on TV and the Angels were played by Minka Kelly, 36, Rachael Taylor, 32, and Annie Ilonzeh, 33.

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