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Robert Downey Jr. is Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. is Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. is set to star in Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie, Madonna‘s husband.

The Iron Man star’s interpretation of the the classic character will be based on an upcoming comicbook from producer Lionel Wigram which portrays Holmes as more adventurous, combining his intellectual and physical abilities.

Sherlock Holmes is set to start production this fall. Another Sherlock Holmes movie is set to star Sacha Baron Cohen as the pipe-smoking sleuth and Will Ferrell as his assistant, Watson.

Downey reportedly came onto the project via his wife, Susan, who works for one of the film’s producers, Joel Silver.

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