Detective Pikachu Movie Casts Human Lead To Possibly Star Alongside The Rock
A movie based on the Pokémon spin-off game Great Detective Pikachu has been in the works since last year, and was recently revealed to begin shooting in 2018 with Rob Letterman set to direct. While production is fast approaching, not much is known about the movie, with the planned story and cast being kept a mystery. Now Variety reports that the Detective Pikachu movie has found its human lead in actor Justice Smith.
If the film follows the game, Justice Smith will presumably play Tim Goodman, a boy that discovers a talking Pikachu with a penchant for solving mysteries. Smith’s previous credits include the musical Netflix series The Get Down, and the John Green teen drama Paper Towns. The up-and-coming actor will next star in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where he’ll get his first experience alongside CGI creatures.
As for who will provide the voice for the titular Pikachu, it’s still up in the air. Rumors have swirled that Legendary Pictures wants a tough-guy actor to play the part, floating the names of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg as potential candidates. One notable exclusion from the rumored names is actor Danny Devito, who has become a fan-favorite choice for the detective role.
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