Wednesday, October 15, 2008

'Elementary, My Dear Jude'

Just Jared has been busily documenting the filming of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr as the detective and Jude Law as his dear Mr. Watson.

no pipe or monocles --what gives?

My favorite thing about the photos so far is that Guy appears to be borrowing from the wardrobe trailer. He's wearing the same period suspenders and pants as the cast. Despite the intent to make it "fresh" they're obviously sticking with period. Sarah Greenwood of Atonement fame is doing the production design. I haven't yet heard who has designed the threads they're all wearing here.

I would've never thought to pair RDJ & Jude but I'm always happy to see either onscreen so I'll be looking forward to this one in 2009.


Anonymous said...

Law looks surprisingly flawless, but I still can't quite picture RDJ as the distanced, methodical, somewhat arrogant genius. However, I love the actor, so I predict I'll be totally convinced the minute he appears on screen.

The real problem I have with the director. I fear he'll try to make it too hip. Assertions like "We should have some good fight sequences." don't help. :( On the bright side, it's nice he drops the tired deerstalker cap, older and chubbier Watson, etc. (I can't wait for the more clueless critics to conclude that he reimagined Holmes lore, despite those elements being completely apocryphal.)

Anonymous said...

I can't help thinking that RDJ looks like a contemporary hipster. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

I can't help thinking he looks like Chaplin in the leftmost pic. He should really play him in a biopic some day. ;)

lawyer tony fernando said...

Guy is hot again and will get Madonna´s 300 million dollares, yeah I will explore my bissexuality woth him!

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. I love the look of Jude's Watson, and I'm sure Downey will have other looks in the film. I'm looking forward to this.