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

It takes a certain crop of ladies to pull off a proper, "Hellooooo, Charlie!"

The question is, as a reincarnation of the iconic 1970s TV series "Charlie's Angels" looms, who's fit to fill the shoes of Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and the rest of the crew?

Whoever gets the call, ABC is close to ordering a pilot of the new "Charlie's Angels," sources confirm to Drew Barrymore, who starred in the film versions of the franchise, will develop the show along with Leonard Goldberg, who produced the original series with the late Aaron Spelling, according to Entertainment Weekly.

So it's a stretch to say the project's in the can. But that can't kill the curiosity about which stars might be cast in the reboot.

What follows are three potential options for each of the eight classic "Charlie's Angels" characters, based on the suggestions that you -- readers -- sent to us.

Jill Munroe

Originally played by: Farrah Fawcett

Could now be played by: Kristen Bell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jessica Simpson

Let it be known that no one can truly replace the woman who personified '70s sexy and pioneered the hairstyle of a generation. "I was one of those girls born at the right time so that my parents NAMED me after her," wrote Farrah Victory of Nashville, Tenn. "There will NEVER be a 'new' Farrah Fawcett!"

True. But if Barrymore's project goes full speed ahead, someone will have to step into the role of Jill Munroe, the gorgeous girl next door who can skateboard as well as she can vogue. And while a modern day Munroe could theoretically rock any hair color, it's hard to picture her without seeing the late Fawcett's signature flaxen locks.

Enter a trio of butt-kicking, beautiful, blond contenders. Kristen Bell gained a cult of fans playing a detective on "Veronica Mars"; Sarah Michelle Gellar still enjoys celebrity status from headlining the '90s hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; and Jessica Simpson wreaked havoc in short-shorts in "The Dukes of Hazzard."

Casting the New 'Charlie's Angels'

Kelly Garret

Originally played by: Jacklyn Smith

Could now be played by: Mila Kunis, Megan Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith

With her dark, sexy locks, Kelly Garret could easily be brought back to life by one of today's brunette bombshells. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star Mila Kunis and "Transformers" siren Megan Fox boast Garret's sex appeal and spirit of adventure. But perhaps the part calls for a more seasoned actress who can bring a bit of diversity. Many readers noted that the new iteration of "Charlie's Angels" must incorporate stars of all colors if it wants to stay current.

Jada Pinkett-Smith made the transition from movies back to TV earlier this year with "Hawthorne" -- why not "Angels" next?

Sabrina Duncan

Originally played by: Kate Jackson

Could now be played by: Katherine Moennig, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jessica Alba

"Smart Angel" Sabrina Duncan, aka Bree, must be resurrected by a gal who can let her brains and wit shine ... but bring out the sexy when need be. Katherine Moennig, who co-starred in Showtime's "The L Word," strikes the perfect balance of clever and coy. Anyone who's seen Michelle Trachtenberg in action as Georgina Sparks on "Gossip Girl" knows she can turn from conniving to cute with the whip of her hair. Jessica Alba, with her geek-tastic roots in the TV show "Dark Angel" and "Fantastic Four" series of movies, can play a schemer as well as a seductress.

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