Casting is getting under way. While many had previously thought that Iris Hampton would be the casting director for the movie (due to a casting call being released early from acting-auditions which has since been taken down – you can still see the cached page here) she has announced that she in fact will not be taking on the role.
For the upcoming 2017 movie, John Papsidera will be heading casting for the movie as stated by ShowFax’s listing posted on August 24th. John has provided casting for movies such as Interstellar, Inception, Zombieland, and The Dark Knight.
The early casting sides are for the main 5 Rangers at this time: Jason, Zack, Billy, Trini, and Kimberly. You can read the character descriptions here. Follow the link in the embedded twitter post below to read the casting sides for yourselves.
You can check out the showfax page here: http://www.showfax.com/role_selection.cfm?l=1&t=3&p=150026
John Papsidera: IMDB
Dean Israelite is directing the film to be released January 13, 2017. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey who have produced The Maze Runner and Fault in Our Stars will be producing the movie. The movie is set to film in Vancouver January 2016.
UPDATE 8/27/15: Thanks to PrometheusUFO, you can read the casting sides for the Rangers. Follow the Google Drive link below: