By Travis Martin
American comedians Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly set to play Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in a comedic take of “Holmes and Watson.“ Now, The Hollywood Reporter states that British actors Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie have been cast in the Sony comedy. It is unknown what roles the two will be playing, but, according to THR, “sources say Fiennes and Laurie will slip on the shoes of two beloved characters from the Holmes oeuvre.”
The film will also star Kelly Macdonald as Mrs. Hudson, Rebecca Hall as Dr. Grace Hart, and Welsh actor Rob Brydon as Inspector Lestrade. Etan Cohen is writing and directing the project, with Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, and Clayton Townsend producing it. “Holmes and Watson” comes out sometime in 2018.