Russell Crowe joining Sherlock Holmes

To co-star with Downey Jr in Guy Ritchie’s adaptation

Russell Crowe is set to play Dr. Watson in Guy Richie’s take on Sherlock Holmes, if current rumours are to be believed.

“Russell wants the part,” a source told The Sun. “Guy wants Russell. All they’ve got left to do is dot the i’s and cross the t’s.”

Yes, we’re aware that was reported by The Sun. Consequently we suggest taking it with more than a grain of salt.

However, the premise of seeing Robert Downey Jr and Russell Crowe co-starring in a Guy Richie adaptation of Sherlock Holmes just sounds like a recipe for a great version of the British detective series.

Previously, Downey Jr. has confirmed that Richie is bringing his trademark violence to the movie.  “I’ve got to spend some time with Guy and I love his take on it,” he said.

“We’re both martial arts enthusiasts and in the original stories of Sherlock Holmes, he’s kind of a bad-ass and a bare-knuckle boxer and studies the rare fictional martial art of baritsu.”

Now there’s something you’ll never see in the BBC version.