Cohen, Ferrell set for Sherlock Holmes farce
(FROM VARIETY) — Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are reuniting for an as-yet-untitled comedy project about Sherlock Holmes. The movie would feature Cohen as the master detective and Ferrell as his assistant, Dr. Watson. It’s being written by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) and produced by Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller, who previously produced Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, in which the actors costarred. ”Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh,” Columbia Pictures copresident Matt Tolmach said in Variety. There’s no word on when the film is due to go into production; presently, Cohen is at work on Bruno, while Ferrell recently wrapped Land of the Lost and has Step Brothers coming out later this month.
This is the second project featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth currently in development at a major studio. A drama from director Guy Ritchie is in the works elsewhere. (Variety)