Drew Barrymore hasn't had a real hit since 2004's 50 First Dates, so it's no surprise that she's talking up the possibility of a third Charlie's Angels movie. While the second film barely cleared the budget domestically, it did manage to almost reach $300 mil. Getting greenlit shouldn't be a problem as long as they offer up a villain people will be interested in seeing. (Please God no more Mickey Rourke.) In the last two films, the bad guys have all been romantically involved with Drew Barrymore's character. I vote for someone to scorn Lucy Lui's character--maybe an ex who's trying to interfere with her wedding to Matt LeBlanc's character.
The good thing about this potential sequel is that there isn't one actor who's appeared in it that's too busy to reprise their role. Cameron just wrapped up her next two projects, Lucy's got nothing on the horizon, and Bill Murray is free as a bird. The true production-halter will be their choice of stunt-casting. According to wikipedia, they're looking for someone to fill the role of Kris Munroe, one of the six female detectives in the agency. While there have been rumblings about Rihanna possibly being considered, Barrymore's more interested in wooing Penelope Cruz. Who's your pick? Remember, the person has to be able to play kitsch with a side of sex appeal. Here are my picks:
• If they want a young actress, I'd vote for Amanda Bynes or Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes").
• If mid-twenties is the more ideal age-range, Shopaholic's Isla Fisher could do the trick, or Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Mila Kunis.
• But if they want to come straight out of left field, I vote for My Girl's Anna Chlumsky (below), who has grown into her looks mighty well, or Grey's Anatomy's Chyler Leigh, who is beyond bubbly, or Smallville's Kristin Kreuk, who's about to cut her teeth with her first starring role in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, or One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush, who's due for a big break.