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The Latest to Join Sherlock Holmes: Rachel McAdams

These two make a pretty magnificent pair, don't you think? Last we heard about Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie, Jude Law was getting set to play Watson to Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes. The latest casting news is that Rachel McAdams will join the two men. The Hollywood Reporter explains:

The movie. . .takes its cue from a forthcoming comic book that producer Lionel Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic character. The concept sees Holmes as more adventurous and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines more obscure character traits.

McAdams plays Holmes's enigmatic love interest, Irene Adler, a character who appeared in Doyle's 1891 A Scandal in Bohemia. While the character only appeared in that one story, McAdams' personage would return for any possible sequel.

I cannot wait to watch RDJ and Rachel McAdams, two darlings of the film world right now, play off one another. It's such a genius pairing.


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Wow this sounds like a great pairing. Now I'm even more excited to see this movie! I wonder if the Brits will be happy, though, that there are two American actors in the lead roles.
girlnone girlnone 8 years
Nat1, that's not quite how I remember the story. The King of Bohemia had been having an affair with Irene Adler, and she threatens to create a scandal with the picture of them together after he dumped her. She had fallen in love, however, with a decent man, and they get married and leave the country--outsmarting Holmes. For Holmes, she was the first (and perhaps only) woman who had ever shown herself to be his equal, and though we might romanticize it and say that he loved her, I think it might be more accurate to say that he respected her. Of course, the Hollywood version will bear no similarity to this story whatsoever, but I'm still curious to see what they make of Holmes. Especially since RDJ is such a dish, and I've always had kind of a crush on Holmes.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
Yay! This is great news!! I had read rumors that Sienna Miller might play the female role in this movie (which would've probably been a disaster, considering Jude is in the movie too)and I cringed...but now that RMA has been cast, I think it will be a great movie!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
While not a big Ritchie or Law fan, I think the RDJ and McAdams pairing is brilliant! I'll definitely be in line to see these two on the big screen together!
nat1 nat1 8 years
Actually, in that story Mrs. Adler is cheating on her husband, who is a duke, and the only proof is a picture that she keeps in a safe. Holmes is hired by Mrs. Adler´s husband to steal that picture... and in the process he falls for her. As Watson puts it: "For Holmes she will always be THE woman".
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I can't wait for this to come out! RDJ is sooooo awesome as an actor.
sherylynne sherylynne 8 years
But every time I glance at her picture above, I think Maggie Gyllenhal (spelling?) for some reason.
sherylynne sherylynne 8 years
I was very excited about this news. Great cast...can't wait to see what they bring to the screen.
neonjelly neonjelly 8 years
i'm looking forward to this movie as well.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
LOVE her. Hope this movie turns out well b/c it certainly has potential.
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
Very exciting indeed!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
LOVE her!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm actually looking forward to this movie - i like the cast and i think that adding RA is a good move on their part. she's going to relate well to the others, and i can't wait to see what the plot line will be.
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