Bill Nighy has joined Legendary’s Pokémon film Detective Pikachu alongside British actor Chris Geere.
Nighy and Geere will play a father and son duo and join previously announced Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton.
Rob Letterman directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman and polishes by Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy.
The story follows Detective Pikachu, a new character and storyline in the Pokémon universe.
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce for Legendary Entertainment, with Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Pokémon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara serving as executive producers.
Universal Pictures will handle distribution of Detective Pikachu outside Japan, where Toho releases, as it did on the Godzilla reboot with Legendary.