Rita Ora Joins Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’
Following her three-film run in the Fifty Shades franchise, Rita Ora has landed her next acting gig.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Anywhere" singer has signed on to the upcoming live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. She joins a growing cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the titular Detective Pikachu, as well as Justice Smith (The Get Down), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Bill Nighy (Love Actually), and Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent). Details about Ora's character have not yet been revealed.
The film is currently shooting with Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) directing. It's said to follow Detective Pikachu’s quest to find the father of Justice Smith’s character after he's kidnapped.
Outside of her turn as Mia Grey, Christian's adopted sister, in Fifty Shades, Ora has also nabbed minor roles in Southpaw, Empire, and 90210. She hasn't released an album since 2012's Ora, but has put out a handful of singles in the intervening years. She last teamed with One Direction alum Liam Payne for "For You," which is featured on the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack.
A premiere date for Detective Pikachu has not yet been announced.
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