Noomi Rapace joins Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes 2
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Now this is more like it! Shortly after we learn that the great Noomi Rapace was going to be starring with Jeremy Renner in HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, we now learn that the talented actress has landed the lead role in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 opposite Robert Downey Jr. Almost everyone involved with the first Holmes film is returning, including co-star Jude Law, director Guy Ritchie and producers Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin. Plot details are still being closely guarded, but we do know that Holmes will square off against his arch nemesis Moriarty this time around. There were early rumors that Guy Ritchie wanted Brad Pitt or Daniel Day Lewis in the role of Moriarty, but neither seem to have any merit to them at this point.
As for Rapace, this is a great way to have her break onto the American Hollywood scene. I think audiences are going to find her very appealing and this should lead to many more roles.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter