Casting the New 'Charlie's Angels': 3 Options for Each of 8 Characters

Kris Munroe

Originally played by: Cheryl Ladd

Could now be played by: Blake Lively, Miley Cyrus, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

Known as the fun foil to her sporty older sister Jill, Kris Munroe embraced her cases with the Townsend Agency just as she relished her romances with men. But at the end of the day, she remained the kid sis of the show's main character, so an up-and-coming actress seems appropriate to fill her role today. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively sports the spunk and sass necessary to pull off Kris. "Hanna Montana" actress Miley Cyrus could step into one of her first big-girl gigs with the part of the younger Munroe. And, if older sister Jessica Simpson scores the marquee role, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz would just make sense acting alongside her. She tried her hand at the new "Melrose Place" -- how about giving another remake a go?

Casting the New 'Charlie's Angels'

Tiffany Welles

Originally played by: Shelley Hack

Could now be played by: Claire Danes, Julia Stiles, Kerry Washington

Tiffany Welles embodies class to a T. Hailing from blue-blood Boston, unlike the rest of the California-girl Angels, Welles boasts an upper-crust resume and an air of elegance. It takes a specific breed of actress to pull off that pedigree. Claire Danes and Julia Stiles can read modern interpretations of Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet" and "10 Things I Hate About You," respectively) while clad in a strand of pearls and stiff smile. Kerry Washington often straddles the line between fine film and TV ("Ray," "Boston Legal"), and always leaves the impression that she's someone to be taken seriously.

Julie Rogers

Originally played by: Tanya Roberts

Could now be played by: Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Drew Barrymore

If Welles whispers class, Julie Rogers growls tough. Born in the Bronx, Rogers spent time on the wrong side of the law before morphing into an Angel, but not one at home in the sky and clouds -- no, Rogers loves the sand and sea, and the licence it gives her to wear a bikini.

Lady Gaga, with her New York City roots and penchant for leotards, could shimmy from the music realm into acting by playing Rogers. Kim Kardashian, a big fan of filling out bikinis for all the paparazzi to see, is another option. But perhaps the most appropriate choice of all would be Barrymore. With her unique combination of street spunk and sexy confidence -- not to mention her history with the "Angels" franchise -- the woman behind the scenes of the TV reboot could seamlessly slip in front of the camera as Rogers.

Casting the New 'Charlie's Angels'

John Bosley

Originally played by: David Doyle

Could now be played by: Jim Belushi, John Goodman, Tracy Morgan

As the face of the agency, John Bosley serves as the middle man between the never-seen Charlie Townsend and his Angels. Compared to the beauties, he's an average looking fellow; he fulfills the brotherly role of humoring and helping them through missions without ever coming off as a cad. "According to Jim" star Jim Belushi and "Roseanne" vet John Goodman, both fit the role of the innocuous, well-meaning, good-natured Bosley. But the show could kick the screwball factor up a notch by installing a comedian, as the movie "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" did when it cast the late Bernie Mac as Bosley. Tracy Morgan, anyone?

Charlie Townsend

Originally played by: John Forsythe

Could now be played by: Kelsey Grammer, Ted Danson, Barack Obama

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO:
St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Ecorse Michigan
A Gilchrist county sheriffs car sits at the end of a trailer home where 7 members of a family were slain by their grandfather in Bell, FL, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014. The grandfather, Don Spirit, pictured, also killed himself.
Phil Sandlin/AP Photo | Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office
PHOTO: Kaley Cuoco Sweeting attends the 4th Annual Critics Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, June 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Christopher Polk/Critics Choice Television Awards/Getty Images