The upcoming Detective Pikachu movie has received its lead actor. This actor will star alongside an animated Pikachu in a live action movie.
As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Justice Smith has been cast as the main human lead in the film. The Detective Pikachu movie got greenlit thanks to the Pokemon Go craze that occurred last year.
Justice Smith will soon star in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom next year, although some people may know him from the movie Paper Towns.
The voice for Detective Pikachu has yet to be determined. The studio wants a famous name in the role such as The Rock, Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg.