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Live-Action Pokemon Movie Casts 'Get Down' Star Justice Smith as Lead

Live-Action Pokemon Movie Casts 'Get Down' Star Justice Smith as Lead

The upcoming first-ever live-action Pokemon film – titled Detective Pikachu – has cast its lead role!

Justice Smith, 22 – best known for portraying Radar in the movie Paper Towns and Ezekiel in the Netflix series The Get Down – will be playing the main character, Variety reports.

Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.

Detective Pikachu is planned as the first in a series revolving around the popular Pokemon franchise.

No other stars or a release date have yet been revealed. Keep checking back with Just Jared for the latest updates!

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  • Just Saying

    Nicole Perlman the writer of Guardians of the Galaxy AND Alex Hirsch who created Gravity Falls. HELL TO THE YES. I really liked Justice in The Get Down, and well Pokemon is one of the best cartoons of my childhood. I don’t see how this will disappoint.

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