The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

Charlie's Angels hits theaters this November.Sony Pictures
Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor , WIRED's pop culture roundup. Today we have the first trailer from the new reboot of Charlie's Angels and a whole lot of news about Netflix. Let's get going.

The New Charlie's Angels Trailer Is Here

OK, so maybe we don't need another Charlie's Angels movie, but dammit—this looks really fun. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also plays Bosley, the film stars Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, and Kristen Stewart—who is having the most fun—as the Angels and also Patrick Stewart as another Bosley. The movie, which seems fully dedicated to the notion that Kristen Stewart should face-punch bad guys in every film and possibly be the new 007, hits theaters in November.

George Clooney Is Making a Sci-Fi Movie For Netflix

Danny Ocean is going to space. George Clooney will be directing and starring in an upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Good Morning, Midnight for Netflix. Based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel, the story revolves around a scientist in the Arctic (played by Clooney) trying to make contact with a spaceship attempting to return home to Earth.

More Than 23 Million Accounts Have Watched Ava DuVernay's When They See Us

If you know anything about Netflix beyond what's in your queue, you know that the company doesn't often share viewership numbers. Well, now we have some. Writer-director Ava DuVernay announced on Twitter earlier this week that her four-part miniseries When They See Us, about the prosecution and eventual exoneration of the Central Park Five , has been viewed by more than 23 million Netflix accounts. "Imagine believing the world doesn't care about real stories of black people," DuVernay wrote. "It always made me sad. So when Netflix just shared with me that 23M+ accounts worldwide have watched #WhenTheySeeUs, I cried. Our stories matter and can move across the globe. A new truth for a new day."

Ryan Murphy Just Hired Everyone for His Next Musical

Ryan Murphy is making good on his massive Netflix deal. The mega-producer is now working on an adaption of the musical The Prom. Murphy will direct the film and is bringing along Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, and James Corden to star. According to Deadline, Murphy will begin directing at the end of this year. The film will get a theatrical run in 2020 before landing on the streaming service.
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