Pitt to Play Baddie in Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes

Movie execs demand missing character join film
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2009 7:12 AM CDT
Jude Law stars as Dr. Watson, left, and Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes in a scene from "Sherlock Holmes."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures., Alex Bailey)
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(Newser) – Brad Pitt will be skulking around the shadows of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, reports the Daily Mirror. Studio execs were troubled by Ritchie’s initial take, and demanded that the director resurrect Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty. A desperate call to pal Pitt, who had some free time, turned the crisis into a coup, the Mirror notes, with filming set for this week in London. Holmes' release date has now been postponed until after Christmas.
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