Los Angeles, Dec 7 (PTI) Actor Ryan Reynolds has joined the cast of the new Pokemon movie, “Detective Pikachu”.

The “Deadpool” actor will provide the voice of the monster detective, and joins Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton in the live-action film, reported Variety.

Director Rob Letterman is helming the project, while the script has been penned by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

The story is about a teenager who teams up with Pikachu in order to find his kidnapped father.

Filming on the project is expected to start soon.

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