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Rachel McAdams Discovered by Sherlock Holmes

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September 25, 2008

Rachel McAdams

Another casting announcement today and a few new details for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. The adorable Rachel McAdams has joined the film as the romantic love interest, named Irene Adler. The character actually appeared in only one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories in 1891 titled "A Scandal in Bohemia," which in essence justifies her addition to Ritchie's film. Additionally, the Hollywood Reporter confirms that Mark Strong from the upcoming RocknRolla will play the main villain named Blackwood, which debunks the rumor that Russell Crowe was going to play Holmes' nemesis Dr. Moriarty.

The movie, which begins shooting next month, is based on 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 "a more adventurous and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines more obscure character traits." Everyone already knows I'm looking forward to this and the addition of McAdams only sweetens the deal. Of course we all knew this was going to feature a love interest, even if Sherlock Holmes purists felt that he was better suited as a bachelor. It's nothing to be concerned with - Guy Ritchie's take on this will still be great!

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  • Rachel is delicious
  • big r
    I second that ^. Shes gorgeous
  • K
    NICE! Love her, she's such a great actress! The Notebook... all time favourite love story. Can't wait to see and hear more about this film, really peaking my interest. I'm in complete agreement... she's absolutely stunning!
  • SMOOOOOOKIN' - she's so hot and her talent amplifies that. ... and vise versa. She'll be phenomenal in this.
  • Peloquin
    Wow #4...haven't heard a Mask reference in a looong time...Got any Budweiser frog zingers for us ;o)
  • Why McAdams hasn't become a huge star is perplexing! She has it all. Looks. acting ability and Screen presence!
  • Peloquin
    What are you complaining about, didn't she win an oscar for Wedding Crashers? ;o)
  • The more I hear about this movie, the more excited I get. It sounds like it could be a winner, as long as they don't stray TOO far from Sir ACD's original character. Sherlock Holmes isn't James Bond. Also, it's quite possible for Sherlock Holmes to remain a bachelor AND have a love interest. Maybe Holmes and Adler can have a sort of "Bond/Miss Moneypenny" kind of relationship (or even better - a "Han Solo/Princess Leia" relationship) where you know they both want each other, but neither will relinquish the upper hand by actually admitting it.
  • Best news I have heard all day :)
  • D-9
    In Ritchie we trust! Rachel is a nice touch, her looks I think may detour from her great ability to act. She gets overlooked. Very refreashing. What a cast!
  • JL
    Without a doubt, the most gorgeous living actress. And seriously underrated as a thespian.
  • richbier
    Rachel McAdams looks so good with those big eyes, what will it take to find someone like her.

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