Will Ferrell and John C Reilly to Play Sherlock and Watson

Matthew Loffhagen
(Photo: Columbia)

There simply haven’t been enough movies about Sherlock Holmes lately.

At least, that’s the prevailing attitude in Hollywood. Over the past few years, fans have seen Benedict Cumberbatch, John Lee Miller, Robert Downey Jr, and Sir Ian McKellen, take on the role of the world’s most famous super sleuth. An adaption of the formula has seen Hugh Laurie turn Holmes into a medical genius in House, while an upcoming movie will even star Pikachu as the great detective.

Yet, according to some Sony movie executives, there still aren’t enough versions of Holmes and Watson for audiences to choose from. Variety reports that now, Will Ferrell and John C Reilly will be taking on the famous crimefighting duo for a comedic approach to Sherlock lore.

Not a lot is currently known about the movie, such as whether or not the Victorian London setting will be altered, or whether or not the film will succeed in being at all funny.

Source: Colombia Pictures

It’s also unclear as to whether or not the Sony executives behind greenlighting the film have seen any of the other recent Sherlock Holmes adaptations, or if they genuinely believe that the stars of Talladega Nights will be able to match up favorably against some of the most acclaimed performances of a generation.

Still, even if the movie doesn’t turn out to be box office gold, there’ll still be plenty of fun to be had with this film – look forward to 2018, when Sherlock and Watson will solve the mystery of where all of Sony Pictures’ money went.

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