Kristen Stewart eyed for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

Kristen Stewart is being eyed for the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, according to sources close to the project.

The “Twilight” star would play one of the members of the female private detective agency. Stewart’s is not the only name being considered. Casting is underway, and Sony, the studio behind the film, is also interested in several other big names, including Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Elizabeth Banks, who scored with “Pitch Perfect 2,” is directing the film. It’s slated for a summer 2019 release, and Sony clearly has franchise hopes for the project.

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'Charlie's Angels' star Jaclyn Smith in recent years
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actress Jaclyn Smith is seen on June 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Jaclyn Smith is seen on June 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jaclyn Smith attends Barneys New York, Katherine Ross & Alexia Niedzielski Celebrate Fabrizio Viti at Barneys New York Beverly Hills on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 11: Actor Jaclyn Smith attends Barneys New York Celebration of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation at Barneys New York Beverly Hills on May 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 14: Actress Jaclyn Smith (R) and her Husband Brad Allen (L) attend the 2016 Women's Guild Annual Spring Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 14: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends the 2016 Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Spring Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on April 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Jaclyn Smith attends the Broadway Opening Night performance of 'You Can't Take It With You' at the Longarce Theatre on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Jaclyn Smith attends the Broadway Opening Night performance of 'You Can't Take It With You' at the Longarce Theatre on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Jaclyn Smith attends the You Before Me benefit for the 100th birthday of The American Cancer Society on May 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 25: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends the Farrah Fawcett 5th Anniversary Reception at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation on June 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Jaclyn Smith (R) and her husband, Brad Allen, attend the 2012 Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Honoring the Promise gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Jaclyn Smith attends the You Before Me benefit for the 100th birthday of The American Cancer Society on May 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd are seen having lunch at The Ivy on January 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Jaclyn Smith is seen having lunch at The Ivy on January 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends the 2012 Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Honoring the Promise gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Actress Jaclyn Smith arrives at the AARP The Magazine's 10th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actress Jaclyn Smith arrives at LACMA Presents 'The Unmasking' Of Resnick Pavilion Opening Gala at LACMA on September 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actress Jaclyn Smith arrives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Presents 'The Unmasking' The Lynda & Stewart Resnick Exhibition Gala. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jaclyn Smith attends Conde Nast's reception honoring the 25th Anniversary of Jaclyn Smith's Kmart clothing lineat the Gansevoort Park Hotel on September 13, 2010 in New York City.
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends Conde Nast's reception honoring the 25th Anniversary of Jaclyn Smith's Kmart clothing line at the Gansevoort Park Hotel on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends Conde Nast's reception honoring the 25th Anniversary of Jaclyn Smith's Kmart clothing line at the Gansevoort Park Hotel on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Jaclyn Smith attends Conde Nast's reception honoring the 25th Anniversary of Jaclyn Smith's Kmart clothing line at the Gansevoort Park Hotel on September 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)
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Stewart has focused largely on indie fare in recent years, earning raves for her work in “Still Alice,” “Cafe Society,” and “Personal Shopper.” She hasn’t headlined a major studio tentpole film since “Snow White and the Hunstman” in 2010. She will appear in Fox’s “Underwater,” which centers on a crew of underwater researchers scrambling with the fallout from an earthquake.

“Charlie’s Angels” first came to public attention during its five season run on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981. It was later given the big screen treatment in 2000, with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu playing the Angels. That film was a major hit, earning $264.1 million. A sequel, 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” disappointed at the domestic box office, but got a lift from overseas crowds, topping out at $259.2 million globally.

Stewart is represented by The Gersh Agency. A spokesperson for Sony declined to comment on the article.

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Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell together
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PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Orly airport on June 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Orly airport on June 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Orly airport on June 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (L-R) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: (R-L) Model Stella Maxwell and actress Kristen Stewart are spotted at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on June 13, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
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