Holmes & Watson
|Holmes & Watson|
|Directed by||Etan Cohen|
|Screenplay by||Etan Cohen|
|Based on||Characters created|
by Arthur Conan Doyle
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Edited by||Dean Zimmerman|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Holmes & Watson is an upcoming American mystery action comedy film written and directed by Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus, and Hugh Laurie. The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2018 by Columbia Pictures.
- Will Ferrell as Sherlock Holmes
- John C. Reilly as John Watson
- Rebecca Hall as Dr. Grace Hart
- Ralph Fiennes as Professor Moriarty
- Rob Brydon as Inspector Lestrade
- Kelly Macdonald as Rose Hudson
- Lauren Lapkus as Millie
- Hugh Laurie as Mycroft Holmes
- Pam Ferris as Queen Victoria
- Bella Ramsey as Flotsam
- Scarlet Grace as Pickle
- Noah Jupe as Doxy
- Steve Coogan
- Braun Strowman
In July 2008, it was reported that Sacha Baron Cohen would play Holmes and Will Ferrell would play Dr. Watson, in a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes produced by Judd Apatow with a script written by Etan Cohen for Columbia Pictures.
On August 17, 2016, it was reported that Ferrell and John C. Reilly would star in the film Holmes and Watson written and directed by Etan Cohen, with Ferrell playing Holmes and Reilly playing Watson. On November 14, 2016, Lauren Lapkus was cast in the film to play Millie, with whom Sherlock is obsessed. On November 17, 2016, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, and Rebecca Hall joined the cast. On January 6, 2017, Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie joined the cast. Filming commenced in early December 2016 in London at Shepperton Studios. In early February 2017, film crews were on location at Hampton Court Palace.
The film was scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018. In August 2017, the release date was pushed back from its original release date from August 3, 2018 to November 9, 2018 which was later pushed back from November 9, 2018 to December 21, 2018. In October 2018, the film was pushed back from its original December 21, 2018 release date to December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day 2018).
The first trailer was released on September 28, 2018.
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