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September 25, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 25, 2008 |

First, a recap: There are two Sherlock Holmes films in the works. The first, a Judd Apatow produced comedy, stars Sacha Cohen Baron as Sherlock and Will Ferrell as Dr. Watson. I don’t care about that one. It sounds lame and gimmicky. And Holmes is not a comedy character.

The second Holmes is a more serious, likely stylized hyperkinetic version, directed by sometimes good, sometimes not Guy Ritchie. Robert Downey, Jr. will play Holmes, which already makes it 100 times better than the Will Ferrell version. A few more cast members were added this week. First, Jude Law has been cast as Watson; when Law is not in bad romantic-dramas, he’s a pretty goddamn decent actor. So, kudos on the choice. Second, Rachel McAdams has now been added as Irene Adler, the romantic love interest. Finally, the main villain, Blackwood, has also been cast: RocknRolla’s Mark Strong.

Granted, purists are going to be unhappy with the addition of a love interest, but we’re talking about Robert Downey, Jr., folks. An RDJ movie simply isn’t complete unless he can bang someone. It’s all about being able to envision yourself as the love interest.

The Good Sherlock Holmes Gets Another Good Cast Member

Hint: She's Pretty / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 25, 2008 |

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