'Charlie's Angels': Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor officially cast (pic)

ABC’s Charlie’s Angels has its trio female leads: Former Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly’s will play a former Marine and weapons expert and Transformers star Rachael Taylor will play a con artist.

The duo have been near-deals for the roles this week and are now official on the Sony Pictures TV project. Kelly and Taylor join the previously cast General Hospital star Annie Ilonzeh. Here’s the trio:

Image Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images; Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images; Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

The new modern-day version of the show will be set in Miami and is from with Smallville writer-producers Miles Millar and Al Gough, Leonard Goldberg (who produced the original version), Drew Barrymore, and Nancy Juvonen. Remakes have traditionally struggled to find viewers on broadcast, though CBS’ showed with Hawaii Five-0 that you can pull off a primetime hit with a classic title. And Angels is certainly on-brand for a network that has a strong female following with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.

UPDATE: Angels has found its director, who also launched a major CW hit…

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  • Jobless

    I’m in.

    • octopus

      Mhm. I’d like to be in too.

    • Rashad

      Me three…these girls are HOT

      • peachez2

        Me four. I’m there.

    • donne

      I thought the new Charlies Angels Bosley was going to be hot but i gase not. I want be waching this one

  • Summer

    Was really hoping for Greg Grunberg as Bosley, but he’s signed on to do a series for A&E.

    • Shelley

      That would have been a great choice!

  • JD

    I will watch just about anything with Minka Kelly in it – such a good actress, and an amazingly gorgeous face to boot.

    • Mike

      You must be her agent

      • CaptainDeliciousCocoapapayaberrynanastrawmelongerinesFlavouredDeath

        A lot of people are fans of her dude. She’s stunning and was amazing on Friday Night Lights.

    • hoganbcmj

      you’re kidding, right?
      she’s one of the worst actresses around. but she is gorgeous, that’s for sure.

      • JEREMY

        True enough,but keep in mind that the actresses of the original series weren’t hired for their acting ability.They were essentially fashion models posing as detectives.

        The plotlines weren’t adapted from Dashiell Hammet,Mickey Spillane,or Raymond Chandler.They were essentially dime-store mysteries.

        The more things change,the more they stay the same.

      • JD

        I’m not her agent, promise! I didn’t realize people were so anti-Minka Kelly in terms of acting. I’ve loved both characters she’s played on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

    • Kiki

      Minka is a pretty face, period. Can’t act. There were some scenes in FNL that I felt bad for her – it was clear that she couldn’t handle being around more talented actors, like Connie Britton, Brad Leland and Taylor Kitsch.

      • reason

        nah…she was super good in Parenthood

      • KRibbons

        agreed. I couldn’t handle her acting in FNL, but she was pretty great in Parenthood. She’s gotten better with age… and probably coaching.

      • Merry Bear

        She’s lovely, and wasn’t supposed to be a heavy hitter like Connie Britton or Kyle Chandler, she’s supposed to be a teenager and former cheerleader, and I think she played the role perfectly. She really could have been an annoying character, especially given her affair with Riggins early on, but she pulled it off and will always be Lyla Garrity to me. That said, you’d have to pay me to see the Charlie’s Angels remake.

  • Andre

    Quick EW, use spell check – OFFICIALLY

    ‘Charlie’s Angels': Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor offiically cast (pic)

  • Pete

    Why do you ALWAYS make the headline the topic page a link to the same damn page?!

  • Marcus

    Looks like awesome casting to me. I can’t wait to see the first episode to see if their performances make the grade.

    • KRibbons

      I have a feeling I’ll watch this and I’ll love it.

  • Anne

    That is some crazy photoshop you did to that picture

  • Charlie

    These gals have some HUGE heels to fill!

  • me

    I think this will be a huge fail.

  • fernando

    Being a die hard fan of the real series and im a teen I really do not like this cast, I dont feel like they are good enough for charlie’s angels, Katie Cassidy would have been great to play the blonde main person.

    • CaptainDeliciousCocoapapayaberrynanastrawmelongerinesFlavouredDeath

      I agree. Minka and Katie would rock the screen and make it a must-see show. My first thought when I heard about casting was “KATIE CASSIDY!” But I guess this means she can play Buffy now.

      • hermione

        Really? No one’s commented on your name yet? Nice.

      • ltchy

        lt took me this long just to read it (but hilarious, nonetheless)!

  • msprose

    I can’t wait!

  • Natalie

    I’ll keep watching the classic reruns on DVD. There’s no replacement for the original.

    • Charlie

      That’s right, Angel!

    • Kiki

      True.

  • angelcop74

    i predict this will get booted by mid season, and wont be back for season 2..

    • krae

      i rememeber the first one I just dont think i will be watching this one.

  • SirLizard

    It is SO misleading to say, “See a pic of new trio,” as EW did in the link on its home page. This is not “a pic” of them, it’s a composite of three separate pictures. The link text was clearly intended to fool people into thinking that they had an actual photo of the three actresses together. Nice way to treat your readers.

    • CaptainDeliciousCocoapapayaberrynanastrawmelongerinesFlavouredDeath

      I agree its misleading but I dont they would fork out money to do a photoshoot when the show hasn’t even been picked up yet.

      • CaptainDeliciousCocoapapayaberrynanastrawmelongerinesFlavouredDeath

        *don’t think

      • Alan of Montreal

        I’m hoping you copy and paste your handle each time, because I get hand cramps just reading it! (wait, that didn’t quite come out right…)

    • hermione

      HA! I live that you seem genuinely miffed about it not being a real photo of the three new ladies. Like, why is that a problem?

    • AltDave

      Nothing misleading at all. What an entitled dweeb you are! It IS a pic, it IS the 3 new Angels, who gives a crap how the photo was made? Get a life whiner…

  • CaptainDeliciousCocoapapayaberrynanastrawmelongerinesFlavouredDeath

    SO EXCITED! Minka Kelly is a goddess and will OWN this show.

    • Kiki

      If only she could act. They are even changing the character to “fit” her.

      • Shelley

        yep, I agree–that’s a bad sign!

      • peachez2

        Does that mean she will be off Parenthood? Cause I like her in the role as Jasmine.

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