Becky G is ready to show her range(r)…
The 18-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter, rap star and actress has joined the cast of Power Rangers, the Lionsgate and Saban Brands reboot of the popular franchise.
Becky G, who has appeared on television in Play It Forward and Empire, will take on the role of the Yellow Ranger.
She joins Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as Blue Ranger and Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger.
Dean Israelite is directing the first in what the studio and Saban hopes will be a franchise based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, which mixed a group of young actors with climactic action footage culled from the Japanese television show Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
The new film centers on a new group of high school kids who mix their studies and social lives with the mission to save the world.
The film has a January 12, 2017, release date.