Legendary/Universal’s ‘Detective Pikachu’ Adds Omar Chaparro; Jeremy Sumpter, Tom Berenger Cast In ‘Sargasso’

Actor Omar Chaparro has joined Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Rita Ora and Suki Waterhouse in Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film based on the Pokémon franchise from Legendary and Universal Pictures. Rob Letterman is at the helm from a script he co-wrote with Nicole Perlman with polishes by Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy. It will focus on Detective Pikachu as a new character and storyline in the Pokémon universe. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce for Legendary, alongside Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Pokémon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara executive producing. Universal Pictures will handle distribution. Chaparro, whose credits include Michael Berry’s film Stuck and the upcoming Overboard remake with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, is repped by Talent On The Road, UTA, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) and Tom Berenger have been tapped to star in the indie crime thriller Sargasso,
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