Stephen Fry Joins Sherlock Holmes 2; Jared Harris to Play Moriarty?
Posted 09.29.10 by Ryan
The "who will play Moriarty rumors in Sherlock Holmes 2?" rumors began back with Brad Pitt three months before 2009's Sherlock Holmes reached theaters. The rumors continued when "unconfirmed sources" named Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, and Gary Oldman as possible contenders. Latino Review has its own sources, which have indicated that Mad Men and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actor Jared Harris is up for the role of Holmes' arch-nemesis.
Should the role actually go to Harris, the actor won't be the only new actor to join the cast of the returning Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Bleeding Cool reports that Stephen Fry (Wilde) confirmed on a BBC radio show that he is joining the Guy Ritchie-directed movie as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's elder brother.
Sherlock Holmes 2 is set to start shooting this October in Europe from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Paper Man). The sequel opens on December 16, 2011.