"Detective Pikachu" Gets A Suspect With Kathryn Newton Cast In Live-Action "Pokémon"
Actress Kathryn Newton has recently appeared in the acclaimed HBO TV series Big Little Lies, plus movies Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Now she gets to parlay that into some quality time with a certain electric mouse. Variety has reported that Newton is in talks to be play the female lead in Legendary’s Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu.
Previously announced Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.
Legendary Entertainment has chosen Rob Letterman, director of Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and Goosebumps (2015) for the feature. This pocket monster mystery adaptation is written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor) and Alex Hirsch (Galaxy Falls).