With principal photography underway on Universal and Legendary Entertainment’s live-action Pokemon movie, ‘Detective Pikachu’ there’s some additional casting news for those of you who might not know your Squirtle Turtle from your Absol. Joining Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Justice Smith, and Ken Watanabe will be ‘Love Actually’ and Their Finest star Bill Nighy.
Deadline report that he will be signing up along with Chris Geere (Waterloo Road, Modern Family), in an effort to try and catch them all in May 2019.
Also spotted were set photos from the upcoming film.
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Universal Pictures will handle distribution of Detective Pikachu outside Japan. Toho will distribute in Japan, as it has done in its partnership with Legendary on the blockbuster monster reboot for Godzilla.
Directed by Goosebumps helmer Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu is set for release on May 10, 2019.