Bill Nighy And Chris Geere Join The Cast Of ‘Detective Pikachu’

Lionsgate is developing a film loosely based on the video game Detective Pikachu,- released in Japan 2016 and will be released worldwide in March 2018- where a boy named Tim Goodman helps Pikachu solve various mysteries revolving Pokémon around the city.

The cast, starring Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) and Ken Watanabe, has grown with the addition of Bill Nighy (Love ActuallyPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) and Chris Geere (You’re the Worst), but no word on who will they be playing.

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Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), with a script from Letterman and Nicole Perman, Detective Pikachu is set to follow the story of a boy whose father has been kidnapped and has to team up with Pikachu and a journalist (Newton) in order to find him.

Caracciolo Jr. and Pokemon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara are executive-producing Detective Pikachu, alongside Eric Pearson, Tom McCarthy, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Alexandra Mendes co-producing.

The film is supposed to start production next month, with no premiere date as of today.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

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