Charlie might have found his last two “Angels.”
According to TVLine, former “Friday Night Lights” star Minka Kelly and “Transformers” hottie Rachael Taylor are close to sealing the deal to play the two remaining private eyes on ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot. They would join previously cast former “General Hospital” star Annie Ilonzeh, who is playing Kate.
Producers are reportedly reworking Minka’s possible Marissa role, which is described as a former Marine, who is a weapons and combat expert – along with being an obsessive neat freak.
Rachael could reportedly play Abby, who is described as young, sassy and privileged. Her character, a skilled con artist and Krav Maga expert, has a checkered family history.
The reboot – from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and Sony Pictures TV – is a modern-day take on the iconic ‘70s franchise, which originally starred Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith as the first “Angels.”
The new series, set in Miami, will follow three sexy female detectives – Kate, Abby and Marisa – who work for a wealthy mystery man, this time around, voiced by Robert Wagner, according to Entertainment Weekly. The late John Forsythe was the original voice of the perennially unseen Charlie.
A rep for Rachael told Access Hollywood that she has not been offered the role and is not confirmed for the series. A rep from ABC also could not confirm the reported casting news.
A rep for Minka was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access.