Naomi Scott, who is known for her role of Ryoko in the recently released science-fiction movie "The Martian" and of Escarlette in Chilean drama "The 33", is all set to join the cast of Lionsgate upcoming "Power Rangers" movie.
The movie is a reboot of 1993 television series "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger". The series followed the story of teenagers Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Billy and Zack, who were chosen by the ancient creature Zordon to defend Earth from the attack of Rita Repulsa forces.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has confirmed in its Instagram post that Scott will play the character of Kimberly, the original Pink Ranger. In a report released a few days ago, she was rumoured to be in the running for the character.
The character of Kimberley has been described in the movie as: "Unconventionally cool all in a way the popular girls wish they were. In fact, she was one of those girls, but isn't anymore. Not since she has returned to school after an absence of 6 months. Rumours are flying as to why; rumours she seems not to care about, because she has come back with this new rebel-without-a-cause, edgy attitude. But the truth is, it's all masking a deep secret that makes her profoundly vulnerable."
However, the description is slightly different from the original show where Kimberley was an over-achiever and a popular gymnast. In the series, the members of the group belonged to the "cool crowd" with Jason and Kimberley leading the group.
Another significant change in Kimberly's persona from the show is her vulnerability. In the original series, she had her own personal fears and perfectionist attitude compelling her to be the best and doubting herself often.
According to the description, the new version has given her some sort of dark secret that allows her to maintain a confidence of certain level amid all her weaknesses.
Directed by Dean Israelite of "Project Almanac" fame, "Power Rangers" is all set to hit theatres on 13 January, 2017.