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Additional roles cast for Ryan Reynolds’ live-action Pokémon movie

February 13 2018, 2:44 PM EST By Maggie Dickman


[Photos by: Ryan Reynolds/Touchstone Pictures, Pikachu/IGN YouTube]

Yep, you read that right: Ryan Reynolds is set to star in a forthcoming, live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, and singer-actress Rita Ora has joined the cast as well, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Read more: See first photos from Ryan Reynolds’ live-action Pokémon movie

Supporting cast alongside Ora includes Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Suki Waterhouse.

Reynolds will be starring alongside Justice Smith, who's starring in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as well as Kathryn Newton, who stars in Big Little Lies, as previously reported.

Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is set to direct the film, which will start shooting mid-January in London.

THR says most of the details of the project are being kept off the grid, but a few film props were stumbled upon in London, hinting toward what we can expect.

Really, we’re just excited to see how Detective Pikachu comes to life on the big screen—with Reynolds as the star.

The film is set to release May 10, 2019.

In the meantime, watch a trailer for the Detective Pikachu video game, which might give us some hints toward the plot of the live-action film...

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