The 41-year-old Canadian actor joins Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) in the Rob Letterman-directed movie adaptation. “The story is kicked into gear when Smith’s character’s father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu in order to find him. Newton is a sassy journalist who helps them on their quest,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Filming is set to begin in London mid-January. What do you think of this casting choice? Weigh in below.