Lionsgate has finally begun casting the lead roles for their big-screen take on the Power Rangers, the ’90s children’s TV series that has since expanded into pretty much every form of media there is, and has remained very popular to this day.
Variety has provided the names of the young actors in the running to play the Black, Pink, and Red Rangers, adding that unknowns are being looked at for the roles of Billy (Blue Ranger) and Trini (Yellow Ranger), while the studio is apparently looking for “a big name” to play the role of the antagonist.
It Follows star Daniel Zovatto, Chasing Life‘s Ross Butler and rapper/singer Brian ‘Sene’ Marc are up for the role of Zack (the Black Ranger), while Shortland Street‘s K.J. Apa, Descendants actor Mitchell Hope, and The Shannara Chronicles’ Austin Butler will compete to wear the helmet of the Red Ranger (Jason). Also, Terra Nova‘s Naomi Scott and newcomer Stephanie Scott are vying for the role of Kimberly (the Pink Ranger).
Finally, The Wrap posted an update that added Bridge To Terabithia & The Carrie Diaries lead AnnaSophia Robb to the list of actresses in the running to play Kim.
Dean Isrealite will direct Power Rangers from a script by Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. The film will hit theatres on January 13, 2017.