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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are ‘Holmes and Watson’ in New Sherlock Adaptation!

They were Talladega racers. They were step brothers. Now Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

 

The upcoming Holmes & Watson movie is almost here and Sony Pictures has released a new poster to celebrate the comedic duo.

 

 

Holmes & Watson

Image via Coming Soon.net

 

 

According to Film-News, Director Etan Cohen had written the screenplay with Ferrell and Reilly in mind years ago, even before the wave of other popular adaptations.

 

"The script was written for Will and me I guess - eight? - years ago by Etan Cohen," Reilly confirmed. "And then some other people jumped in to do Sherlock movies, so it was off the table for a long time. But I guess they took a break, which gave us our chance."

 

After recent dramatic adaptations such as Sherlock, Elementary, Mr. Holmes, and the yet to be completed trilogy starring Robert Downey Jr., it should be fun to see a purely comedic take on the iconic detective series.

 

The latest adaptation follows Holmes and Watson as they use their wits to stop Moriarty from assassinating the queen. The film arrives on Christmas day.

 

 

 

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