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

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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:

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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