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Kathryn Newton Cast as Female Lead in ‘Detective Pikachu’

Well it looks like the live action Pokemon film Detective Pikachu has found its female lead.

Recently, it had been reported that The Get Down star Justice Smith would be the male lead in the film based on the popular video game. Now Variety is reporting that Kathryn Newton is in final negotiations as the female lead for the film.

Although not contractually official, sources say that the role is “pretty much hers”.

Photo Courtesy of IMDB

You may recognize Newton from her role as Resse Witherspoon’s daughter Abigail in the HBO mini-series Big Little Lies. You can also see her starring opposite Saoirse Ronan in the critically acclaimed film Lady Bird and even has had a recurring role on the sci-fi show that never ends, Supernatural.

CONGRATULATIONS KATHRYN! We are excited to see you “Catch Em All”!

What do you think of this casting? Is she a good fit for the Pokemon universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

SOURCE: Variety

No release date has been announced for this film as of yet. We will keep you informed with future updates.

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