Daniel Day Lewis as Professor Moriarty?!!
With the Sherlock Holmes sequel greenlit and pressing forward, there’s been a lot of speculation about who step into the shoes of the detective’s famous nemesis, who was present but hidden in the first film and who will feature prominently in the followup. Well, word is director Guy Ritchie apparently has his #1 target: Oscar-winning and otherwise-known “Greatest Living Film Actor” Daniel Day Lewis. Ritchie plans to soon pitch the part to the famous and famously selective thespian, but backup choices are rumored to be Gary Oldman, Javier Bardem, and even Sean Penn.
Those are some fine backup choices, but the prospect of Day Lewis playing the brilliant criminal mastermind is the stuff of movie-geek dreams. I’m having a hard time getting my head around the incredibly picky Day Lewis signing up for Ritchie’s high-octane and post-hip filmmaking style. But the actor is certainly open to experimentation, as he even took to singing for Rob Marshall in the recent musical Nine. I hope Ritchie has a hell of a pitch. I’d love to see a talent like Day Lewis dueling wits with Robert Downey Jr’s eccentric sleuth.
Hat-tip to Nick Famiga