First Look at Sony's 'Charlie's Angels' Starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska

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The Townsend Agency’s elite all-women crime-fighting team looks locked and loaded.

Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com
Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com

Long before the introduction of extended universe’s and the modern-day superhero, American television audiences were introduced to Charlie’s Angels; a brand of everyday ‘superhero’ following a trio of intelligent and strong-minded private investigators who proved to carry American television audiences into a territory never seen before.

Forty-three years later, the spirit of Charlie's Angels lives on through Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot. This week, Entertainment Weekly (EW) unveiled our first look at Elizabeth Banks new team of elite private investigators starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.

EW's preview features exclusive images of Kristen Stewart as Sabina Wilson, who is described as a "hard-partying, highly skilled wild card". Newcomer Ella Balinska will play Jane Kano, the ex-"MI6 muscle of the group"; and Aladdin’s Naomi Scott will play Elena Houghlin, an MIT-trained scientist who is said to be “the heart of the movie”.

Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com
Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com

Elizabeth Banks wrote and directed, and also stars as one of three Townsend Agency handlers set to play the iconic role "Bosley". Joining her as the other "Bosley's" are Patrick Stewart and the king of cool, Djimon Hounsou. EW's preview also includes a shot of Noah Centineo's character, who is described to be a "close friend" to Naomi Scott’s Elena Houghlin. Not pictured is Banks’ Hunger Games co-star Sam Claflin who was cast in an undisclosed role - perhaps villain?

In this latest iteration of ill-advised reboots, spin-offs, and remakes, I will say ‘Angels’ feels slightly different since it marks the first time a female-led American action film or any female-led film for that matter has been rebooted with all female leads and with a female writer/director at the helm. Or as Elizabeth Banks puts it - "Charlie's Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the '70s"

Can't say I disagree.

Charlie's Angels hit's theaters November 15.

Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com
Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com
Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com
Chiabella James / Sony / Via ew.com

Greg Harmon | Managing Editor and Cultjer Contributor | Follow me @sweetharmony for Film & TV discussion