The coming live action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu has added Justice Smith to the cast in the lead role. Smith recently appeared in Netflix’s The Get Down and will also appear in the coming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Detective Pikachu does not currently have a release date. Rob Letterman is directing the film based on a screenplay by Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman. Universal Pictures is handling distribution for Detective Pikachu outside of Japan, while The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator Toho will take on the distribution in Japan.