Sacha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes is making his way back onto the big screen courtesy of Columbia Pictures. More surprising is that Sacha Baron Cohen is all signed on to star as Holmes, with Will Ferrell playing Dr Watson. Both are seriously funny guys and were great as rivals in the comedy with the really hard name to pronounce, Talladega Nights.

So is this going to be a comedy Sherlock Holmes film? Well from the sounds of it I think Cohen and Ferrell are going to be playing this straight, but I can’t imagine there not being some comedic undertones layered in with these two guys taking the leads. Either way it’s going to be interesting.

The Times Online reported via Variety that this new Sherlock Holmes movie from Columbia could clash with a potential re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle books by none other than Guy Ritchie, who apparently has the backing of Warner Bros. Either way for Sherlock Holmes fans you are guaranteed some new material.