Power Rangers Movie Villain to Be Played by Elizabeth Banks

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The upcoming Power Rangers movie just got its villain. The Lego Movie and Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks will be appearing as Rita Repulsa, the evil sorceress bent on invading Earth (via Hollywood Reporter).

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Banks will be playing villain to the team of teen heroes played by Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Becky G (Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger) and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger).

Project Almanac director Dean Israelite is on board to helm the Power Rangers movie, while X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz wrote the original draft of the script. Screen-writing team Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, best known for The Last Witch Hunter and the upcoming Gods of Egypt, have written the most current draft.

The Power Rangers movie is set to release in 2017.

Banks most recently appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Effie Trinket. She also featured in the Netflix original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, in addition to directing, producing, and acting in Pitch Perfect 2.

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