Friday 15 July 2011
Joining Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law are Stephen Fry, Noomi Rapace and Jared Harris. Fry portrays Mycroft Holmes, the elder, and considerably more stodgy brother of the famous detective. Stephen is having quite a year as he will also be seen as the Master of Laketown in the upcoming Hobbit films. Noomi, fresh from her role as Lisbeth Salander in the wildly popular Millennium trilogy stars as Sim, a fortune teller. In the role of the dastardly Moriarty is Jared Harris from AMC's Mad Men and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hit theaters December 16 and I absolutely cannot wait. I often do not like when the film version takes huge liberties with a literary character, but there are times when it is just plain cool and Guy Ritchie's take on Holmes rocks. From this trailer, it looks as though Ritchie has amped up the action and is ready to take us on another wild ride. Then there's Jude Law. I'm sorry, but he is just the sexiest Watson ever.
What about you all? Did you love the first Sherlock Holmes and are dying to see this new film? Did you hate it with every fiber of your being and wish Guy Ritchie would stop effing up one of literature's greatest detectives? Or was it meh... watching Kristen Stewart mumble and shrug through an interview is more exciting?