Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have teamed up again and are bringing the classic characters to life.
Fans of Step Brothers will be delighted to know that the brand new poster for Holmes And Watson has just been released. Written and Directed by Etan Cohen, Holmes And Watson, sees the legendary comic pair of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reuniting to take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic and beloved characters this Christmas. As most comedy fans will know, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly co-starred in the hilarious 2008 hit Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, and fans of the film have waited exactly 10 years to see the pair team up again, and now, the wait is almost over.
Holmes And Watson, unsurprisingly, tells the story of the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes (Ferrell) and his loyal biographer and side-kick John Watson (Reilly) as they look to stop their rival James Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes) from assinating Queen Victoria (Pam Ferris). The film has a great British cast, including Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Hall, Kelly MacDonald and Hugh Laurie and is released on Boxing Day, and with that cast, it looks like the perfect film to see over the Christmas period.
This take on the story of Holmes and Watson was supposedly inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch that Will Ferrell starred in, and at one point, it looked as though Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell would be playing the lead roles, which again, would have seen the pair continue their work together after on Talledega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, but John C. Reilly was confirmed to play the role of Watson in 2016, meaning that although the Step Brothers reunion may never happen, at least they will be co-starring together in another eagerly awaited comedy.
Check out the trailer for Holmes And Watson here:
Holmes And Watson is released on Boxing Day 2018 by Columbia Pictures.