Bryan Cranston joins 'Power Rangers' movie

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Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers' Movie

Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of Power Rangers, playing galactic sage Zardon in Lionsgate's big-screen take on the 1990s kids television show.

Dean Israelite, who helmed the time-travel found-footage movie Project Almanac, is directing the project, which is being produced by Saban Brands' Haim Saban and Brian Casentini as well as Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill. Allison Shearmur will executive produce.

A quintet of relative newcomers — RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery — are playing the teens who, infused with powers, form a colorful team who must stop the world from being conquered. Elizabeth Banks also will appear in the film, playing the classic Power Ranger character Rita Repulsa, an alien witch who has designs on the planet.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Bryan Cranston arrives at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 52nd Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on February 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Bryan Cranston (L) and actress Robin Dearden attend The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner presented in partnership with FIJI Water, Chopard, DeLeon, and Lexus at the Montage, Marchesa Ballroom on February 27, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0421 -- Pictured: Actor Bryan Cranston on February 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Bryan Cranston attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Bryan Cranston poses in the press room at the 68th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Bryan Cranston (L) and Robin Dearden attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Bryan Cranston (R) and Robin Dearden attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Actor Bryan Cranston arrives at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Actor Bryan Cranston accepts the Spotlight Award onstage at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for PSIFF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle's celebration of the 2016 Golden Globe award season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor Bryan Cranston visits the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, November 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Actor Bryan Cranston appears on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 11/5/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Comedian Louis C.K. and Actor Bryan Cranston attend the 'Trumbo' New York premiere at MoMA Titus Two on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO -- 'Bryan Cranston' -- Pictured: (l-r) James Lipton, Bryan Cranston -- (Photo by: Anthony Behar/Bravo)
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Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter, the upcoming Gods of Egypt) wrote the script.

Cranston, known for his starring role on AMC's hit series Breaking Bad, was most recently seen in the biopic Trumbo. His upcoming films include comedy Why Him? opposite James Franco, The Masterpiece (directed by Franco) and Broad Green's crime drama The Infiltrator. He is repped by UTA.


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