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December 7, 2017

Movie News: Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘Detective Pikachu’; ‘Logan’ Director to Helm Patty Hearst Drama, Maybe with Elle Fanning

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…
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