Sony Pictures’ forthcoming HOLMES & WATSON starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly has added Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie to the roster. Details about their characters in the comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books are currently being kept under lock and key. However, they will be playing two beloved characters from the series.
The A-list actors join an impressive ensemble including Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Rob Brydon, and Lauren Lapkus. Etan Cohen will direct his own script which will be inspired by Doyle’s characters. Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, and Clayton Townsend are producing. Jonathan Kadin is overseeing the movie for Columbia. Chris Henchy and Jessica Elbaum are overseeing for Gary Sanchez. The movie is currently shooting in London.
Last year, Oscar-nominated Fiennes starred int the Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! and voiced a character in the awards season favorite Kubo and the Two Strings. He will also lend his voice to the upcoming Lego Batman Movie.
Golden Globe winner Laurie was recently nominated for his role in AMC’s The Night Manager. He also stars in the Hulu series Chance and appeared in HBO’s Veep.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer