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Elizabeth Banks cast as Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers movie

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Elizabeth Banks has been cast as alliterative villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers film.

The film announced Tuesday that Banks will star as the power-hungry, alien witch nemesis of the mighty morphin’ heroes in the revamp of the 1990s kids’ television series.

 

Big news! @ElizabethBanks joins the cast of @PowerRangersMovie as the villainous #RitaRepulsa. Let the countdown to 2017 begin!

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Banks joins a cast that includes Becky G (Yellow Ranger), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ‘s R.J. Cyler (Blue Ranger), Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger), and Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger).

Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers is set to debut in theaters on March 24, 2017.