There are two official Sherlock Holmes projects in the works and now both of them have their lead role cast.
Last week, word broke that Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell have signed on to play Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson in a comedic version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's well-known stories for Columbia Pictures.
Meanwhile, over at Warner Bros., Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. has been cast as a more serious version of the super-sleuth in Guy Ritchie's more traditional (albeit also comicbook-inspired) take.
Now it's a race to the theater. May the best Holmes win.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.10.08 by reelz