Movie News: Kelly Reilly to star in Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. and Rachel McAdams
Law’s casting alongside Robert Downey Jr (as Sherlock Holmes) confirms that Ritchie’s version will be a sexier, edgier and more action-tastic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest creation. We’re also told that this Watson will be no bumbler, Downey Jr. emphasising his background as a military surgeon and war veteran.
Also added to the cast roster is Kelly Reilly who will be playing Mary, Watson’s love interest (the self-same Miss Mary Morstan who became the good doctor’s wife after the mysterious events of The Sign Of Four), who causes tension between Watson - who wants to marry her - and Holmes - who resents her competition for Watson’s affections.
Factor in the recent revelation that Rachel McAdams will be playing Irene Adler (also referred to in the original stories as The Woman, a wily female criminal who evaded the great detective in A Scandal In Bohemia) and Mark Strong as Blackwood (“a mysterious new adversary”) and it appears that Ritchie is creating something of a greatest hits mash-up of Doyle’s best stories. Read more here.
Robert Downey Jr. Promises Loads of Action in 'Sherlock Holmes'
ET was in London to speak to the stars of the highly anticipated blockbuster 'Sherlock Holmes,' starring Robert Downey Jr. and Rachel McAdams.
Check out some Sherlock Holmes Pre-Production Photocall (taken earlier today at London, England) with Kelly Reilly and co-stars Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and director Guy Ritchie below:
View several more photos from JustJared.com.