Thursday, July 10, 2008

Robert Downey, Jr. is Sherlock Holmes

A couple days ago news broke about a Sacha Baron Cohen/Will Ferrell take on Sherlock Holmes with Judd Apatow producing. Obviously that project is a more comedic approach to the material, but before that there was talk of Guy Ritchie directing a serious adaptation of the famous detective.

Well, Ritchie's day just got a whole lot better (besides the fact that he's not with Madonna anymore). Robert Downey, Jr. has confirmed that he will star as Holmes in the production that begins shooting in October. It's no secret that Guy Ritchie has had a string of not-so-successful movies after the classics Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. But he consistently pulls down solid casts for his films, and I think he's due for another good movie. RockNRolla looks ok, but it also could just be another formulaic piece that Ritchie coasts through while waiting for a better script. Hopefully this is it, now that RDJ is involved. That dude is on the way up.

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