Ryan Reynolds Will Star in a Live-Action Pokemon Movie

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Ryan Reynolds will star in the upcoming Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu from Lionsgate.

According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, Reynolds is set to act alongside Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, stars of the upcoming "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and HBO series "Big Little Lies", respectively.

Detective Pikachu is being helmed by Rob Letterman, who is best known for adapting R.L. Stine's '90s kid nostalgia pic, Goosebumps, for Sony.

Plot details have also been revealed as the story follows Smith when his character's father is kidnapped, leading to his team-up with Pikachu in order to find him.

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Ryan Reynolds thought he had a phenomenon on his hands when he hit it big with his passion project, Deadpool, but boy, he has no idea what awaits! The team is later joined by a spunky journalist (Newton) who helps them on their mission.

For any other leading man, that synopsis would be a head-scratcher, but Reynolds is turning roles that wouldn't work for many of his peers into gold.

Though Pokemon began life as a card collecting game, it soon spread itself into multiple arenas, with a variety of anime shows and video games.

The script was penned by Guardians of the Galaxy writers Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman, so this should be great. In fact, a game for the Nintendo 3DS features this Pokemon, its voice deeper than usual. Let us know in the comment section below!

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