Ryan Reynolds Set to Star in Pokemon Live-Action Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’

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Ryan Reynolds attends the "Deadpool" fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Gotta catch ‘em all! Ryan Reynolds is set to star in the live-action movie adaptation of Pokemon, according to the The Hollywood Reporter in a post published on Wednesday, December 6.

The 41-year-old Deadpool actor will star alongside Jurassic World star Justice Smith and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. Reynolds will play the title role in the film, Detective Pikachu, which tells the tale of a teen (Smith) whose father is kidnapped, leading him to link up with Pikachu in order to find his father and uncover the mystery behind his disappearance. The team is later joined by a spunky journalist (Newton) who helps them on their mission.

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Pikachu at the Premiere of ‘Pokemon the Movie 2000’ at the Village Theater in Westwood, California on July 15, 2000. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

THR reported that Reynold’s role will be motion capture inaction and the production company, Legendary, is eager to keep additional casting details and information about the project under wraps.

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement.

The Green Lantern actor, known for his hilarious tweets, has yet to comment on the film via the social networking platform.

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