Drew Barrymore Wants To Make A Sequel To Her Best Movie
Drew Barrymore would do Charlie's Angels 3 in a heartbeat.
Drew Barrymore hasn’t done much in the way of acting as of late since her Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet was canceled , but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t kept busy. Between launching her own syndicated talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, and spinning out her Drew’s News segment from said show into an audio series, it’s amazing the 47-year-old star is able to find the time to sleep. Speaking of her podcast, Entertainment Weekly reports that during a recent episode featuring Benito Skinner as a guest, Barrymore told the comedian that she would absolutely be down to reprise her role as special agent Dylan Sanders for a third entry in the Charlie’s Angels franchise.
Drew Barrymore said:
I just was watching Lucy, funny enough, who I was texting this morning and she was at Comic-Con for the new Shazam movie and they asked her, ‘Would you do a Charlie’s [Angels] 3? And I was on the edge of my seat.
Drew Barrymore is certainly up to taking on another mission with her fellow Angels, Lucy Lui and Cameron Diaz, as she stated, “I would be surprised if any one of us ever decreed that we wouldn’t [do a third movie].” She went on to say, “The answer is an emphatic yes.”
As the Charlie’s Angels discussion continued, Skinner suggested he be cast as a gay John Bosley, a role originally played by Bill Murray in the 2000 film, and one that Bernie Mac essentially filled in for in the sequel. Mac, of course, tragically passed away on August 9th, 2008, due to cardiac arrest. Should a true follow-up to 2003’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle ever get the greenlight, the role of Bosley would indeed need to be recast, thus perhaps Skinner is on to something.
Before Drew Barrymore appeared as Dylan Sanders in the 2000 action feature, Charlie’s Angels was a popular television series that premiered on March 1st, 1976, and ran for a total of five seasons. The show’s cast features Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and David Doyle. Just as in the movies, the story centers on a wealthy mystery man named Charlie who runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and employs three beautiful women as special agents, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
The first Charlie’s Angels flick was a moderate success at the box office, grossing $264 million globally from a $93 million budget. Though critical reception was generally positive, the film wasn’t as well received by traditional audiences. Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lui, and Cameron Diaz all returned for the sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, which earned around $260 million worldwide from a budget of $120 million.
Although the series starring Drew Barrymore never saw a third entry, actress Elizabeth Banks attempted to relaunch the franchise for a new generation with the 2019 film Charlie’s Angels, a movie she directed from a script she wrote. The feature, which starred Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as the new Angels, was a complete bomb at the box office, earning a mere $73 million globally from a $48 million budget. While Barrymore didn’t appear in the flick, she did serve as executive producer.
Unfortunately, due to the poor box office performance of Banks’ Charlie’s Angels, it’s not likely we’ll get a proper sequel to the movies starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Lui. Not to mention, nearly 16 years passed between the release of Full Throttle and the 2019 film, which means we could be looking at another 16 years before a studio even considers bringing the franchise back to the big screen, and that would put Barrymore and gang well into their 60s. Nevertheless, if the trio is up for returning to the series a decade and a half from now, we’re absolutely there for it!