Rita Ora Lands Role In Legendary's DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Rita Ora is joining Ryan Reynolds in the live-action Pokemon movie  Frazer Harrison  Getty

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that British singer Rita Ora has joined the cast of the live action Pokemon movie.

The Detective Pikachu movie cast is growing a bit larger. THR doesn't have any additional news as to whom Ora will be playing in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film.

The plot is said to follow Detective Pikachu's quest to find the father of Justice Smith's character after he is kidnapped. Newton's character is a journalist who helps them along the way, according to reports. She'll line up alongside Ryan Reynolds (as the voice of Pikachu), and a starry ensemble including the likes of Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Kathryn Newton.

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The Detective Pikachu movie will not only see the most famous fictional rodent since Mickey Mouse star in his own feature film (voiced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds), but will also serve as a live-action debut for the Pokémon franchise overall! Directed by Monsters vs. Aliens helmer Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu will open in the United Kingdom at some point in 2019.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing the movie for Legendary. The film is set to open in theaters in May 2019.

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