“Power Rangers” is an American superhero drama in English. It is based on the “Power Rangers” franchise, specifically the first season of the TV show, which was adapted from scenes from a Japanese TV series. “Power Rangers” is directed by Dean Israelite, with a screenplay by John Gatins.
A new ‘Power Rangers’ image featuring Rita Repulsa has appeared online thanks to Entertainment Weekly… and the new take on this classic villain looks even nastier than ever before. “When the Power Rangers’ villainess arrives to conquer Earth in the upcoming big-screen reboot of the franchise, five teens with attitude will stand in her way,” they explain.
It’s not long until we see the latest reboot of the ‘Power Rangers’ hit cinemas, so here’s our first look at the poster released for the sci-fi adventure. Interestingly, the movie wrapped last month but with Cranston’s role only just announced, it seems his scenes will be added in (which should be fairly easy considering he’ll essentially be a CGI-styled face of Zordon).
In another eye-rolling case of Hollywood’s time-honoured ageism, Elizabeth Banks has revealed that she was deemed to be too old to play the role of Spider-Man’s girlfriend. Indeed, she is a whopping 16 months older than Maguire, a factor that was clearly a bridge too far. The role went instead to Kirsten Dunst, who being 20 at the time was more suited to doing the famous upside down kiss with Spidey.
In a strangely cyclical piece of casting news, Bryan Cranston has confirmed that he’ll be playing the role of Zordon in the forthcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie. Back in 1993, Cranston voiced a number of characters on the TV show 'Might Morphin Power Rangers’, including Twinman and Snizard. This was, of course, long before his career-making roles on 'Malcolm In The Middle’ and the now iconic 'Breaking Bad’.
The third movie in the a capella comedy series is on the lookout for a new director, as Elizabeth Banks has pulled out. Banks was a producer and played a supporting role on 2012′s ‘Pitch Perfect’ (directed by Jason Moore), then made her directorial debut on the 2015 sequel, and she had been lined up to helm the third. No explanation has been given for Banks’ withdrawal from the director’s chair on ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ but it seems likely that her busy schedule has something to do with it.
Daisy Ridley is not Keira Knightley. (Photo: Getty Images)
Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’ (Roadside Attractions) Though it’s not making much noise at the box office, Steve Jobs has been roundly praised by critics, with many kudos for the untraditional, three-part structure director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin employ in looking at the life of the late Apple CEO. It could be in line for a gaggle of awards, including for lead actor Michael Fassbender, but it might not actually be the year’s best unconventional biopic. Months before Jobs there was Love & Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic that’s had a slow-burn effect, steadily building up buzz and positive word of mouth since debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014. While Jobs centers all of its action chronologically, in real-time as the tech maverick prepares to give three major presentations, Love & Mercy pivots between two seminal periods in the life of the iconic Beach Boys’ singer-songwriter, with two different actors playing him.
Elizabeth Banks in ‘W.’ (Lionsgate) Elizabeth Banks gets along famously with Melinda Ledbetter, the wife of Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson who Banks plays in the biopic Love & Mercy. The actress raved about the model-turned-car saleswoman in an interview with us over the weekend, and on Monday night, the pair hit the dance floor arm-in-arm at a Los Angeles event celebrating the hit indie movie, an unconventional look at Wilson’s musical genius and troubled life costarring Paul Dano and John Cusack. It’s a very different reception than the one Banks got from the family members of the last real person she played in a movie: former first lady Laura Bush in Oliver Stone’s 2008 presidential drama W.
Banks and Hoffman in ‘The Hunger Games’ (Lionsgate) Elizabeth Banks has already watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and there’s one part of the beloved series’ final chapter that moved her the most. “The most emotional thing about seeing the movie is seeing Phil, seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman again,” Banks told us this weekend while doing a round of publicity for her acclaimed drama Love & Mercy. “And just being taken right back to that whole experience and just being reminded of that tragedy.” Hoffman, who plays Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, died from a drug overdose on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014 at age 46.
Elizabeth Banks is still reeling from the wild success of Pitch Perfect 2, her first major studio directorial effort in which she also stars as Gail, the over-sharing a capella commentator with big hair. The musically inclined comedy sequel, whose ensemble includes Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Hailee Steinfeld, scored a huge $70 million opening, unexpectedly surpassing its weekend rival Mad Max: Fury Road. To date, Pitch Perfect 2 has made nearly $300 million worldwide, roughly 10 times its $29 million production budget.
Good morning, angels! Yes, in yet more reboot news, it seems another big screen take on ‘Charlie’s Angels’ is in the works - and a certain big-name actress-turned-director is in talks to direct it. Variety report that Elizabeth Banks has entered into negotiations with Sony to take the helm of a new movie centred on the iconic, high-camp, high-fashion crime-fighting trio employed by the enigmatic and unseen Charlie. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ started life in the Aaron Spelling-produced TV show of the late 1970s, whose varying line-up included Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, Tanya Roberts, and most famously the late Farrah Fawcett.
Kristen Stewart rocked an oxblood lip at the Venice Film Festival. Just take a look at this year’s Venice Film Festival attendees. Last night Kristen Stewart hit the red carpet for the premiere of “Equals” wearing a stunning Chanel couture gown from the fall 2015 collection but it was that rich, oxblood lip by makeup artist Pati Dubroff that got us talking. Dubroff was also behind Dakota Johnson’s rosy red pout at the premiere of “Black Mass” on Friday night. Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Johnson and Paz Vega wore red lipstick at the Venice Film Festival.
The stars are swanning about along the canals of Venice for the 72nd annual Venice Film Festival. Diane Kruger, a fashion industry darling if there ever was one, channeled old world Hollywood glam at the opening ceremony in an embellished silver Prada gown with a cascading train. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Rihanna attended a wedding in a kimono-style printed lavender robe dress by Dries van Noten. From Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu to Lily Aldridge’s off-duty look, here are the rest of this week’s best dressed.
After spending 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen is just about ready for movie adaptation, likely directed by Elizabeth Banks. The action of the first novel kicks off when 17-year-old Red Mare Barrow discovers she too has a special power and can control lightning. When she’s thrust into the royal family, she takes the opportunity to go undercover for the Scarlet Guard, a growing rebel army, and finds she has a friend among them: her Silver betrothed, Prince Maven.
For a movie about strippers who rarely have their clothes on, Magic Mike XXL's actors sure were covered up at the film's premiere in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday night. All the men, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, and Joe Manganiello, to name a few, suited up.
Among them was Selena Gomez who was spotted in New York City wearing a Balmain crop top and high-waist black trousers while promoting her newest single Good For You. The actress brought some edginess to the premiere of Ted 2 in New York in a sleek LBD and braids inspired by cornrows.
Pitch Perfect 2 director and actress Elizabeth Banks is on the cover of the June 2015 issue of Allure, and we can’t think of a better embodiment of beauty through confidence.
"Pitch Perfect" is back and better than ever. The leading ladies—Elizabeth Banks, Anna Camp, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, and more—are traveling around the world in style in preparation of their film coming out on May 14. Banks, who's always been a fashion star and has added director to her list of responsibilities for the comedy sequel, continues to show off her sartorial chops. With designer pieces from Emilia Wickstead, Peter Pilotto, Elie Saab, and more, she never seems to play it safe—and that's a good thing.
Attention, 'Pitch Perfect' fans: You’ll be relieved to know that the trash-talking that got audiences laughing in the 2012 original is still going strong in 'Pitch Perfect 2.'
With ten months until 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2' hits theaters, here is an extra little serving of Peeta to tide you over.