Elizabeth Banks Joins 'Power Rangers' as Rita Repulsa

"The Hunger Games" star Elizabeth Banks has joined "Power Rangers" as Rita Repulsa, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A classic villain from the series, Repulsa is an alien witch with nefarious plans for planet Earth.

In addition to her role as Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games," Banks directed, acted in and produced "Pitch Perfect 2." She has also appeared in all three "Spider-Man" films as Betty Brant, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and "30 Rock." Additionally, she lent her voice to "The Lego Movie."

The 1993 television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” followed teenagers Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Billy and Zack, who were chosen by the ancient being Zordon to defend Earth from attack against the forces of Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite and starring Dacre Montgomery as the Red RangerNaomi Scott as the Pink RangerLudi Lin as the Black RangerR.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger and Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, “Power Rangers” morphs into theaters Jan. 13, 2017.

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