Other actors confirmed to appear in the film are Justice Smith, who will play the male lead, and Kathryn Newton, who will play the female lead Lucy. Lucy, a sassy journalist, goes on an adventure with the boy (played by Smith) and Detective Pikachu. Lucy also has a Psyduck.
The film will be distributed by Universal Studios in all markets except Japan, where Toho will distribute the movie. A release date has not been confirmed.