Good morning, Angels — and Angel wannabes.
Sony Pictures Entertainment dropped a new trailer Friday for the second film reboot of the camp-classic 1970s series “Charlie’s Angels.” And, as one might expect, it’s full of guns, gams and glam.
The two-minute clip features Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as three young women who are recruited into the Townsend Agency, a shadowy detective organization.
This time out, the agency is run by at least a trio of people named Bosley — played by screenwriter-director Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou, in the role originally portrayed by David Doyle in the Aaron Spelling series and Billy Murray in the previous 2003 and 2000 reboots. (No word yet on who, if anyone, will be Charlie, who was originally voiced by John Forsythe.)
“I run a covert group of exceptional women,” says Banks’ Bosley as she takes the recruits on a tour of the agency’s headquarters, which includes a substantial clothing-and-gizmo room that is equal parts Vogue fashion closet and James Bond weapons warehouse.
During the new employee orientation, a naive Elena Houghlin (Scott) asks, “So, you guys are, like, lady spies?”
“We work outside the rules, in secret, together,” Bosley informs them. “You may not know we exist, but we are always watching.”
As a remix of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” sets the mood, there are lots of short, shimmery dresses — concealing thigh gun holsters, of course — and matching neck and wrist tattoos of the organization’s logo. There’s also plenty of butt-kicking fights, skydiving, 180s in Audi sports cars and general strutting of the Angels’ best assets. Oh, and day-drinking, at least for Banks’ Bosley.
The soundtrack for the film, in theaters Nov. 15, includes new music by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, M-22, Normani, Kim Petras, Chaka Khan, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and more.
The 1976-81 series initially starred Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson as ex-cops looking to do more than write parking tickets and serve as school crossing guards. And they sure did — they took down criminals while posing as everything from models to roller derby pros. Two subsequent movie retoolings — 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” and 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” — starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.