Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Elementary, my dear now balding, formerly studmuffin Watson

So, now we can add "British literary icon" to roles Robert Downey Jr. looks good as, alongside super hero, silent movie legend, and....I guess......black guy?

Downey is starring as Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie's new film adapation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation. Here's the first pics of Downey and Jude Law, who portrays Dr. Watson.

Doyle, the third coolest person named Conan (after O'Brien, and the Barbarian) must be cool with his immortal detective being directed by a guy most famous for being the last man on Earth to figure out Madonna was cheating on him. Well, either that, or Doyle's spinning in his grave like a Dreidel. Seriously, Ritchie has made one and a half good films (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was great, and Snatch had half a good movie there), so let's hope he can get back on track.

Looks like the two actors get along, although Downey is so weird he could just be laughing at a funny looking butterfly that just flew past.

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