Jude Law is Guy Ritchie's Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes?
by Alex Billington
September 19, 2008
We've all been anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will play Dr. Watson, the sidekick of sorts in Guy Ritchie's upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. It was once rumored that Russell Crowe was in the running for Watson, but that was quickly debunked. Entertainment Weekly now claims they've finally figured out who it is - none other than Jude Law. We can't exactly say that this is officially confirmed, but EW says he's in negotiations for the part. We can expect this rumor to be confirmed or debunked within the next few days, but for now, we'll believe this is accurate, only because he seems like the perfect fit. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law working side-by-side in a Guy Ritchie film?! What wonderful news!
I've been curious to find out who will end up playing Dr. Watson because I think it will be an immense challenge to stand alongside of Robert Downey Jr, but I think Jude Law can definitely pull it off and has the British nationality anyway. We mentioned previously that British newcomer Mark Strong was in the runnings for a role as a villain named Algernon Blackwood. Additionally, Russell Crowe was rumored to be involved as Professor Moriarty, but that hasn't yet been confirmed. If this news turns out to be true, then it sounds like the cast is coming together quite well: Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes will be made up primarily by Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, and Mark Strong. Finally sound like a movie you want to see?