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Variety recently reported that up-and-coming actors are testing for lead roles in the new Power Rangers movie, set for release in 2017.

The characters tested were; Jason (Red), Zack (Black), and Kimberly (Pink)

Actors Austin Butler (The Shannara Chronicles), Mitchell Hope (Disney’s The Descendants) and KJ Apa (Shortland Street) are testing for the role of the Red Power Ranger, while actors Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Brian ‘Sene’ Marc (Major Crimes) and Ross Butler (Chasing Life) are testing for the role of the Black Ranger.

Actresses Naomi Scott (The Martian) and Stefanie Scott (Disney Channel’s A.N.T) are testing for the role of The Pink Ranger.

Variety also reported that the casting team are also looking for a big name actor to play the antagonist of the film, although no offers have been given out yet.

The film will be directed the Project Almanac’s Dean Israelite, with a screenplay written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, known for X-Men: First Class and Fringe.

Power Rangers will begin shooting in the New Year, with a release date set for January 2017


By Máirín Byrne


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