Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has put pen to paper to join Legendary’s live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. The news comes just 7 days after the announcement of ‘Big Little Lies’ star Kathryn Newton as one of the stars of the upcoming film.

Ryan Reynolds Detective Pikachu
‘Detective Pikachu’ (IGN); Ryan Reynolds (MovieWeb)

The movie, which begins its London-based shoot in January 2018, will be directed Goosebumps‘ Rob Letterman and will co-star Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor Justice Smith.

The story will follow Smith’s character, a nosy journalist (Newton) and a special one-off breed of Pikachu (a mouse with electrical powers) as they investigate the kidnapping of Smith’s father. Reynolds will perform the motion-capture and voice work for the titular Detective Pikachu.

Source: THR
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