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August 18, 1999
Posh Spice May Be Charlie's Third Angel

Someone, somewhere, is ringing a bell, and Victoria Adams — AKA Posh Spice, the pouty one that non-fans always confuse with Sporty — may soon get her wings.

Columbia's begin-shoot date for the long-in-development Charlie's Angels movie is only about 6 weeks off, but producers have yet to cast a third angel to star alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. In keeping with the multi-culti emphasis that has characterized the search for the project's third star — Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Yeoh, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reportedly among those who've been eyed for the plum part — the British-born Adams is the latest starlet said to be under consideration.

Citing "industry gossips," the BBC reports that the 25-year-old Spice Girl has been tentatively invited to join Angels, which harks back to the popular '70s TV series about babelicious private eyes who undertook various dangerous missions for mysterious, never-seen Charlie Townsend. If ever a movie role was tailor-made for one of the girl-power espousing Spices, this is it. (Geri Halliwell thought so too. The former Ginger Spice is among those who auditioned for an Angel role when the project was in its infancy.)

There's no word as to what size payday Adams, who recently wed British soccer star David Beckham, might expect to land, but she likely wouldn't get Cameron Diaz money. The Something About Mary star reportedly banked $12 million for signing on to Angels, and Barrymore's compensation has doubtless been sweetened by her commitment to produce the project under her Flower Films label.

Music video wunderkind and first-time feature film director McG has reportedly agreed to take the helm of Charlie's Angels, and the script has already passed through the hands of writers Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, and John August. Bill Murray may join the film as John Bosley, a part originally played by David Doyle; and 81-year-old John Forsythe has reportedly been approached about the possibility of once again supplying the voice of Charlie.

It seems likely that cameos for the original Angels — Jaclyn Smith, Farah Fawcett, and Kate Jackson — might also be arranged, but no deals have yet been struck.

Charlie's Angels is scheduled to begin production in October.

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