Brad Pitt to Trouble Holmes?

Brad Pitt to Trouble Holmes?

With the new Sherlock Holmes movie doing relatively well at the box office, and with superstars like Robert Down Jr. and Jude Law at the helm, it’s no surprise there’s already talk of a sequel. But will we be seeing Brad Pitt join the team?

Whenever you hear the term “industry source” as a reference for breaking news, go grab a grain of salt. It’s always flimsy and I want to make it clear from the top.

However Rob Shuter over at Pop Eater is claiming that an industry source has told him that Guy Ritchie, the director of "Sherlock Holmes," “loves Brad.” He goes on to say that "he has worked with him before and thinks he is one of the most underrated actors working today. Guy knows that everyone thinks of Pitt as a pretty boy and can't wait to turn him into the world's greatest super villain. It will definitely make the sequel a must-see."

Who is Pitt going to be playing? None other than Holmes’ archenemy, Professor James Moriarty. Wikipedia describes him as being “widely considered to be the first true example of a super villain,” despite appearing in only one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes stories.

Ritchie and Pitt have worked together before. So it wouldn’t be a stretch for communication to open up between the pair. And let’s face it, Brad Pitt has some serious acting chops and in this new re-imagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos would make a killer Moriarty.

Sherlock Holmes has so far grossed $93.5 million at the US box office and is registering a 7.8 out of 10 at IMDB, which isn’t bad considering the amount of votes (11,240 at time of writing) and the fickleness of the internet crowd.
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