July 21, 2011 7:18pm PT by Lacey Rose
'Charlie's Angels' to Cast New Charlie
ABC's Charlie's Angels reboot is looking for a new Charlie.
The Sony TV-produced drama will no longer feature the voice of Robert Wagner, the 81-year-old actor who was set to take over for the late John Forsythe, who voiced the iconic character in the late 1970s series. The decision was reportedly due to scheduling conflicts.
A new lead will need to be cast well before the Minka Kelly-led drama debuts on Thursday, Sept. 22. Suggestions making the rounds online Thursday include Val Kilmer, William Shatner, James Earl Jones and Ricky Gervais.
The news, first reported by TV Guide, comes on the heels of another recent recasting on Sony-produced, ABC drama, Pan Am. The period piece, starring Christina Ricci, will now feature Mike Vogel (Cloverfield, She's Out of My League) as Dean, a part that belonged to actor Jonah Lotan in the pilot.