Movie News: Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers'; Watch First 'The Birth of a Nation' Trailer

Movie News: Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers'; Watch First 'The Birth of a Nation' Trailer

Jun 22, 2016

Power Rangers

Power Rangers: Bryan Cranston says he is "excited" to play Zordon in Power Rangers. The character serves as mentor to the young group members. Elizabeth Banks is already set to play the villainous witch Rita Repulsa. Dean Israelite will direct; the movie is scheduled for theatrical release on March 24, 2017. [Variety/Twitter]

 

John Boyega

Detroit Project: John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will appear in a currently untitled movie about systemic racism in Detroit. It's set during riots that broke out in the city over five days in the summer of 1967. The movie will start production this summer and is aiming for release in 2017. Kathryn Bigelow will direct, based on a screenplay by Mark Boal; the filmmakers previously collaborated on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. [Deadline/Twitter]

 

Kate Winslet

Woody Allen: Kate Winslet is in final negotiations to star in the next movie from writer and director Woody Allen. The title and plot details have not yet been revealed. This will be the first collaboration for Winslet and Allen. [Variety]

 

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation Trailer: The first trailer for The Birth of a Nation has arrived. Directed by and starring Nate Parker, the historical drama follows a slave and preacher who orchestrates an uprising in the 19th century. The movie opens in theaters on October 7. [Movieclips]

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