Lensman Guy Ritchie is eyeing Brad Pitt for the role of Professor Moriarty in the sequel to the holiday’s box office blockbuster Sherlock Holmes, according to a new report.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law have reportedly already signed up to reprise their roles as Holmes and Dr. Watson in a second installment of the new big screen adaptation of the classic detective stories. Richie, who worked alongside Brad in the 2000 film Snatch, was rumorred to have considered the actor for a cameo role in the latest feature, but it now appears the dad of six will land the role of Holmes’ arch enemy in the follow-up movie, a tipster tells PopEater.com.
“The director, Guy Ritchie, loves Brad. He has worked with him before and thinks he is one of the most underrated actors working today. Guy knows that everyone thinks of as a Pitt as a pretty boy and can’t wait to turn him into the world’s greatest supervillain. It will definitely make the sequel a must-see.”