Brad Pitt to Make 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel a Must-See

December 30, 2009 05:57:06 GMT

Helmer Guy Ritchie is said wanting to turn 'pretty boy' Brad Pitt into 'the world's greatest supervillain' in the follow-up to his adventure drama film.

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Brad Pitt is allegedly set to join Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the follow-up to "Sherlock Holmes". Following speculation that the "Inglourious Basterds" star will play the villain in the second film, PopEater has just reported that he has been added to the cast for the upcoming movie to play Professor Moriarty.

"The director, Guy Ritchie, loves Brad," an industry source tells Rob Shuter of PopEater. "He has worked with him before and thinks he is one of the most underrated actors working today. Guy knows that everyone thinks of as a Pitt as a pretty boy and can't wait to turn him into the world's greatest supervillain. It will definitely make the sequel a must-see."

Additionally, the site claims an insider has revealed that Pitt is "very interested in taking on the role." He is reportedly also glad that his real living partner and his co-star in "Mr and Mrs Smith", Angelina Jolie, is not considered for the part.

As for Ritchie, he remained mum on Pitt's possible involvement in the "Sherlock Holmes" sequel. When asked by Matt Patches from UGO about whether or not the actor is going to star as Moriarty, the helmer simply said, "Can't say."

"Sherlock Holmes" has been released in theaters across the U.S. on December 25. It follows Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law's Dr. Watson on their latest challenge. Having lethal fighting skills in addition to his legendary intellect, Holmes attempts to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.


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posted by killer on Apr 18, 2010
Believe me, it's worth watching without Brad Pitt more so than with him. Robert Downey Jr. is a far superior actor, he alone makes films watchable, especially the good ones like the Sherlock Holmes movie. Pitt would ruin it for me.
posted by Annonymous on Dec 30, 2009
That is all not necessarily true. Robert stated in an article that he had asked Brad to play Moriarity himself, because he and Brad are close friends. That Brad had come to visit him an set and the two had wrestled around and boxed and discussed it. At that time, Warners' stated Pitt was wanting to much money to play a supporting actor role. The role is not a lead role, but a supporting role, much as Mark Strongs' was.I am sure, however, that Robert will talk him into doing it for him. I do not think Brad will do it for Guy Ritchie. He will do it for Robert though. Guy and Pitt are not that close. Robert did talk him into replacing him in OObermind for Ben Stiller. So, I think they do have a real friendship there. So, it will probably happen but because of Robert - not Guy.

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