Jared Harris joins Robert Downey Jr. and Noomi Rapace in Sherlock Holmes 2
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Jared Harris will be playing Sherlock Holmes’s iconic nemesis in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2. Normally, this could have been a normal casting announcement, but because of all the rumored names, it’s actually a bit of a disappointment. You have to feel bad for Jared Harris, who is actually a decent actor and is probably thrilled that he’ll be starring in a high profile role in a big, blockbuster film. But all fans can say about his casting is that he’s not Daniel Day Lewis or Brad Pitt, the two names that were rumored to be playing Moriarty for the past few months.
But the news does make sense and I’m sure Guy Ritchie and the rest of the people responsible for SHERLOCK HOLMES are trying to avoid a BATMAN AND ROBIN scenario where the villains are just as big of stars as the hero. They have a great leading lady in Noomi Rapace, a good sidekick in Jude Law, a talented brother with Stephen Fry and of course Robert Downey Jr., who is always on his game.
Source: Latino Review