Casting: Suki Waterhouse to star in Detective Pikachu; Lotta Losten joins Shazam!

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Feb 2, 2018

More news in the casting world today, as a couple of big flicks are beginning to take further shape.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Suki Waterhouse is the latest star to sign up for Detective Pikachu, Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokemon movie.

Waterhouse – who has starred in genre flicks like Insurgent (2015) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) – is joining Ryan Reynolds, who is voicing the titular character, as well as actors Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, and The Get Down's Justice Smith, who has also signed up for the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

THR also teased some interesting details about the movie – which kicks off when the father of Smith’s character is kidnapped, and the team led by Detective Pikachu are forced to spring into action to get him back.

The movie is of course an adaptation of the video game that follows the peculiar talking Pikachu, who claims to be a detective, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind.

Elsewhere in the casting world, DC’s Shazam! has also found a new member in Lotta Losten. Swedish actress Losten is best known for starring in the 2016 horror film Lights Out, directed by her husband David Sandberg, who also happens to be directing Shazam!

Losten recently revealed the news on her Twitter account, gushing: “Yes! I have a role in Shazam! I can finally say that! No! I can’t say anything else yet! But here I am with the director on set. He’s a great guy, I know him. (I love him! We’re married! I’m bragging!)”


Sandberg recently started filming a reboot of the DC Comics franchise – that features Zachary Levi as Captain Marvel (aka Shazam!) and Asher Angel as Billy Batson, his real-world teenage alter ego. It’s slated for a U.S. release on April 5, 2019.

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