Following the recent addition of Justice Smith, the upcoming Detective Pikachu is in talks to bring in another new face in the form of Kathryn Newton.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the Big Little Lies actress is in advanced negotiations to play the role of Lucy, a journalist character who will help Smith in his adventure.

Goosebumps’ Rob Letterman is on board to direct, with Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch having penned the screenplay.

This new movie will follow Detective Pikachu, who is a relatively new character to the Pokémon world, and comes in the aftermath of the huge success of last year’s Pokémon Go.

All that we know right now about Detective Pikachu is that it will follow the titular character as he attempts to solve various mysteries in a live-action setting. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie outside of Japan, with Toho handling duties in Japan.

As ever, expect more on all of this as it develops.

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