January 28th, 2011
12:36 PM ET
After fending off a female psychopath in the upcoming thriller "The Roommate," Minka Kelly's next role seems heaven sent: She's set to star as one of the sexy undercover crimefighters in ABC's "Charlie's Angels" reboot.
According to TVLine, the former "Friday Night Lights" star will play a neat-freak former Marine and weapons expert who is tentatively named Marisa. Besides Kelly, "Transformers" star Rachael Taylor is also close to sealing a deal to play Abby, who, like her corrupt Wall Street father, is a bit of a con artist herself.
Rounding out the cast are "General Hospital" star Annie Ilonzeh, who has already signed on as Kate, a former cop and the most serious of the Angels, and Robert Wagner as Charlie, the trio's heard-but-not-seen boss at the Charles Townsend Agency.
As Marquee previously reported, the original "Charlie's Angels" — which starred Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith — was set in Los Angeles, but the update will switch the action to Miami.
What do you think of the show's new cast?
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