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Robert Downey Jr officially Sherlock

It’s been rumoured for nearly a month now, but the doors of 221B Baker Street have officially been flung open for Robert Downey Jr as he prepares to take on the deerstalker cap and opium addition of Sherlock Holmes for Guy Ritchie.

According to Variety’s story , the man of Iron was enticed to sign by Ritchie’s re-write of Anthony Peckham’s script, which apparently gives Holmes the chance to use brawn as well as brain. There’s no word on a Watson yet, but the big question on everyone’s lips must surely be this: can he make the character as funny as Sacha Baron Cohen plans to? What do you mean it’s a serious drama? Oh, right…

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