Banks joins RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, and Dacre Montgomery, who will play the titular team of teenagers who gain superhero powers and pilot massive robots called Zords. Rita Repulsa is their arch nemesis who is hellbent on world domination.
Dean Israelite will serve as director of the project based on the popular TV kid series from the ’90s. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the writers of X-Men: First Class will pen the script. Haim Saban and Brian Casentini of Saban Films will produce with Allison Shearmur.
Banks recently ended her stint as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise and directed and starred in Pitch Perfect 2. She is currently attached to star in Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade and is developing a Charlie’s Angels reboot.
She is repped by UTA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer