Sherlock Holmes cast confirmed
Over the last few months we've heard slow trickles of casting news for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. Now all the bits and bobs have been confirmed.
Not only that but the film already has a rating, no Moriarty yet though...
A mass press conference was held to unveil Guy Ritchie's cast for Sherlock Holmes. And it confirmed much of what we already knew. It was June when we first told you about Ritchie's plan to make a Sherlock Holmes film, and soon after Robert Downey Jr's name was mentioned as Sherlock Holmes. Since then, one by one we've heard about the characters being cast.
Now all the casting announcements have been confirmed, with Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as Watson and Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly are the love interests. And Mark Strong if playing Blackwood. Still no word on Moriarty though, after the rumours of Russell Crowe playing him were denied. Wonder if there is still a surprise to come there?
Filming will take place soon in London. And Guy Ritchie talked to The Guardian, about how he saw Sherlock Holmes.
I really knew Sherlock Holmes from tape - I wasn't a very good reader - and what I had imagined in my mind was not exactly what I'd seen previously on film. We're trying to be as authentic as we can to the original Sherlock Holmes. We've tried to include a bit more Conan Doyle in it.
And Robert Downey Jr talked about what the new film would bring to the character. The new film he said was:
kind of returning to a little bit more of what the stories always had in them and the scale of them and the canvas is so huge I just don't think they've ever had the budget to fully tell the story in a really big, fun way.
Ritchie's bare knuckle, martial arts expert Holmes will all be good family fun, with a PG-13 rating. I've never been a big fan of the books, but like Ritchie I do remember watching it on TV. The cast of this one is superb, can't wait to see what it looks like. Are you up for a new take on Sherlock Holmes?