Guy Ritchie Has Found His Dr. Watson

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Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Strong in the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Law is expected to close a deal shortly to play Dr. John H. Watson, the super-sleuth’s sidekick. Strong is playing the villain, Blackwood.

Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin are producing. Production begins early next month in London.

The film will incorporate the classic tales written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the comic book “Sherlock Holmes.”