Rita Ora joins 'Detective Pikachu'


Fresh from her role as Christian Grey's sister Mia in Fifty Shades Freed, actress and singer Rita Ora has bagged herself another screen role, signing on to appear in the live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu.

It's already been a huge year for Rita.

She joins Ryan Reynolds, who will voice Detective Pikachu, as well as Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and Suki Waterhouse, who are also part of the supporting cast.

She had also released a song for the soundtrack called 'For You', which featured One Direction star Liam Payne. Details of her role are being kept under wraps. He joins previously announced cast members Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton on the project.

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The film is now shooting with Rob Letterman directing.

Pokemon originally launched with a video game that became a card-collecting, TV and movie franchise phenomenon. Smith plays a teenahe whose father is kidnapped, which leads him to Pikachu (Reynolds) and a young journalist (Newton) who team up in order to find him.

Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman and written by Alex Hirsch.