Movie News: Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’


Detective Pikachu: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, above) will star in Detective Pikachu. The live-action adventure, based on the incredibly popular Pokemon video game series, will feature the titular detective as he solves a mystery. Reynolds’ role is said to be “motion-capture in nature.” Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will also star; Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. [THR]


Patty Hearst: James Mangold (Logan, above) will direct a drama about Patty Hearst. Elle Fanning (The Beguiled) is in talks to star as the college student and newspaper heiress who was kidnapped by the terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 and then became an unlikely member. The team of Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (Man on the Moon) wrote the script with Mangold, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book American Heiress. [Variety]

Eddie the Eagle

Bohemian Rhapsody: Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, above left) will replace Bryan Singer as director of Bohemian Rhapsody. About two weeks of principal photography remain; Fletcher will also supervise the post-production process. Rami Malek (TV’s Mr. Robot) stars as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of British rock band Queen, in the musical biography, which is still slated for release on December 25, 2018. [Deadline]

Dakota Fanning

Please Stand By Trailer: Dakota Fanning (above) stars in Please Stand By as a very devoted fan who decides to submit her entry in a Star Trek writing competition in person. As the first trailer makes clear, however, that may not be such a good idea. Toni Collette and Alice Eve also star; Ben Lewin (The Sessions) directed. Look for it in theaters on January 26, 2018. [Movieclips]

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