Downey Jr to be Sherlock Holmes?
Robert Downey Jr is in vogue these days. Iron Man has capped off a great comeback from his well documented personal problems, and now he's now being offered all kinds of roles.
The next one he's rumoured to be interested in, is Sherlock Holmes in the recently announced Guy Ritchie film. Wow, didn't see that coming.
Hugh Hefner just the other day stated that he wants Robert Downey Jr to play him in a bio-pic of the early Playboy days. And now Downey Jr reportedly has his eyes on London's famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The news comes from Hollywood Insider through Cinematical.
I was surprised enough when Guy Ritchie was announced as the director, but Downey Jr as the man himself? Strange. Not sure I can see it to be honest, maybe it's one of those so strange it might work castings. And shouldn't Sherlock Holmes be British? But hey, I wouldn't want to start an argument about Americans being under represented in British detective films. So I'm open to all potentials.
Is Robert Downey Jr the right man to play Sherlock Holmes? Is there someone else out there who would fit the bill better?