Los Angeles, Sep 30 (PTI) Djimon Hounsou has been roped in to star in the new “Charlie’s Angels”. Also Read - .LosAngeles LST9 CINEMA-RELEASES New 'Ghostbusters' installment to release on July 10, 2020

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Banks will also star in the movie as the gender-flipped Bosley. She will also produce the project under her Universal-based Brownstone production company.

Jonathan Tucker and Luis Gerardo Mendez also star.

Jay Basu and Banks worked together on the most recent draft of the script, which will focus on a new generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie, who has built the Townsend Agency into a global security enterprise providing protection and intelligence services for a variety of private clients.

Launched in 1976 on ABC, TV series “Charlie’s Angels” continued for five seasons with Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith playing private detectives working for Charlie.

Sony Pictures produced a film of the same name, starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu as angels.

The movie became a huge hit and went on to earn USD 264 million worldwide. It was followed by a bloated and not well-received sequel, 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”.

An attempt to revive it as a TV series in 2011 only lasted four episodes.

The reboot has a release date of September 27, 2019.

Besides “Charlie’s Angels”, Hounsou has “Aquaman” and “Shazam!” in his kitty.

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