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Sascha Baron Cohen is Sherlock Holmes

Sascha Baron Cohen is Sherlock Holmes

Ali G/Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is to play Sherlock Holmes while Will Ferrell has been cast as Watson, his crime-solving partner in a new untitled comedy.

“Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh,” Columbia co-prexy Matt Tolmach told Variety. “Sacha and Will are two of the funniest and most talented guys on the planet, and having them take on these two iconic characters is frankly hilarious.”

The actors previously starred together as rival racecar drivers in the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Legend Of Ricky Bobby.

Baron Cohen, who most recently starred in Sweeney Todd, has been filming Bruno which is expected to be released in May 2009.

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  • !

    oh that would be hilarious!

    I’d watch it :)

  • Jamie Spears Insider

    Wow. I cannot wait. This ought to be hilarious! Those two, Dane Cook and Jack Black are the funniest actors in recent days.

  • henry

    that site pro thinspo . com has this photo of these two kissing on the mouth passionately.. did anyone else see those?

  • Hillary schwimmerman

    I saw that photo of them touching tongues.. what was that all about?
    yeah.. pro thinspo had that up this morning..

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    it’s a sad day when sacha boring cohen is the star and funny man farrell becomes the sidekick. smh.


    yes another good comedy im so excited will is so funny!


  • Dormouse

    And since Sacha is MUCH funnier than Will (and a better actor), it may be more than just a bunch of tired, been-done-a-billion-times Ferrell bits. It may actually be a funny movie.

  • NicKY

    I’d like to see it. They should make a good team.