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Live-action Pokémon movie catches The Get Down star for lead role

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The live-action Pokémon movie has caught its star.

The Get Down alum Justice Smith has landed the lead role in Legendary’s Detective Pikachu, EW has confirmed.

Director Rob Letterman’s film, which was announced last summer during the height of the Pokémon Go crazewill follow Detective Pikachu, the recently created character from the Japanese game of the same name.

Smith starred in Baz Luhrmann’s short-lived Netflix series The Get Down and will next be seen on the big screen in Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.

Variety first reported the news.

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