Russell Crowe Is No Guy Ritchie's Dr. Watson


Russell Crowe
In the premiere of 'RocknRolla', Guy Ritchie, the man behind new 'Sherlock Holmes' film has slammed down the casting speculation.


Despite circulating rumor, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe is unlikely to take the part of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. John Watson. Director Guy Ritchie insisted on the fact for his next film project, "Sherlock Holmes", at the premiere of his latest gangster movie "RocknRolla". "I don't have a Watson," he responded to the casting speculation. "Somebody just told me that I have Russell Crowe lined up but that's news to me. I suspect that hasn't happened and I'm still looking for my Watson."

Regarding the plot, the husband of Madonna hinted that a new story has been developed especially for the film. "It's going to be an amalgamation of all those narratives," he revealed. On the same notion, producer Susan Downey shared, "The world is within all the stories and it actually goes back to the books but the story is actually one that we made for the movie. What we can tell you is that he's a badass in this movie alright. That's what we're going back to, any Holmes fan that we've spoken to is getting really excited about this one."

With only a month left from the time he has to prepare for the start of filming, Ritchie also gave out on how the production is shaping up. "Good, I'm very happy about it," he said. "We've got what I'd like to think are some of the best locations in London and with this film I get to show a whole new side to London. I've done contemporary and now I won't be doing that, obviously."

A Warner Bros. Pictures movie, "Sherlock Holmes" is to be differentiated with Judd Apatow-produced Sherlock Holmes comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell, "Untitled Sherlock Holmes Project". This Ritchie's version puts "Iron Man" star, Robert Downey Jr., on the titular role and is expected to be done in 2010.

© AceShowbiz.com


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