Detective Pikachu: Rita Ora Joins Cast For Live-Action Pokemon Film


The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Rita Ora is the latest name to join the cast of Legendary’s live-action Pokemon film Detective Pikachu.

 

Based on the video game of the same name, the premise focuses on Pikachu, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things. When Justice Smith’s character’s father is kidnapped, he’s forced to team up with Pikachu in order to find him.

 

The report states that Rita Ora’s (whose credits include Southpaw and the Fifty Shades sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Freed) role is being kept under wraps. Back in July of last year, it was reported that Legendary acquired the rights from The Pokémon Company to develop a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. Since first being introduced to Japanese audiences in 1996, the franchise has sold 295m copies worldwide and has had an animated series spanning twenty seasons. Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, while Toho, The Pokémon Company’s longtime collaborator, will handle distribution in Japan. Rob Letterman is attached to direct the project, whilst the script was written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

 

Rita Ora will be joining a cast that includes Justice SmithKathryn NewtonRyan ReynoldsKen WatanabeBill NighyChris Geere and Suki Waterhouse.

 

Detective Pikachu is set for a cinematic release on the 10th May 2019.

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