Detective Pikachu Live-Action Film Casts Bill Nighy, Chris Geere
posted on by Karen Ressler
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Love Actually) and Chris Geere (You're the Worst) are joining the cast of Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu. The site did not state their character roles.
As previously revealed, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, pictured below) will play Detective Pikachu. Justice Smith (The Get Down) will star as the main character, a teen who teams with Pikachu in order to find his missing father, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) will play the "sassy journalist" Lucy. Ken Watanabe (Legendary's Godzilla) will play original character Detective Yoshida.
Legendary Entertainment acquired the live-action film rights for the Pokémon franchise in July 2016. The Hollywood Reporter reported in April 2016 that Legendary Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Sony were engaged in an auction for the rights. Warner already released several of the animated Pokémon films, starting with Pokémon: The First Movie in North American theaters in 1999. Warner then released Pokémon 2000 - The Movie and 2001's Pokémon 3 - The Movie.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter (Mia Galuppo)
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