Once the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, Demi Moore hasn’t been heard from much since her split from Bruce Willis four years ago. She hasn’t appeared in a movie since the little-seen 2000 indie ”Passion of Mind,” and she hasn’t starred in a major studio movie since 1997’s ”G.I. Jane.” But now, after several years of living in Idaho as a full-time mom to her three daughters, the 39-year-old Moore is ready to return to the big screen, appearing opposite a younger generation of Hollywood leading ladies. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she’s signed on for a villainous role in ”Charlie’s Angels 2: Halo.”
In the film, due out next summer, Moore will play a fallen Angel who turns against mysterious millionaire Charlie’s current trio of sleuths. Another ex-Angel, Jaclyn Smith from the original TV cast, is also poised to come back for a cameo. Returning from the 2000 movie (alongside stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu) are Luke Wilson, Matt LeBlanc, and Crispin Glover. Bill Murray is not coming back (aww!), but neither is Tom Green (whew!). Replacing Murray as the Angels’ liaison to their boss is Bernie Mac.
Moore, who once commanded $12 million per picture, is surely earning much less for ”Charlie’s Angels 2.” But don’t cry for Demi, Argentina. As one of the coproducers of the ”Austin Powers” trilogy, she’s probably not short of cash flow.