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Ryan Reynolds to Star in Detective Pikachu

December 7, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Ryan Reynolds is adding Pikachu to his varied resume of roles. The Deadpool star will play the titular role in Detective Pikachu, according to THR. The character is described in the film as “a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.”

Reynolds joins a cast that includes Justice Smith (The Get Down) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) in the game franchise adaptation. Rob Letterman is set to direct the film from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

The script of the movie is centered around the kidnapping of Smith’s character’s father. He then teams up with Detective Pikachu to help find him.