Brad Pitt Not Joining Cast of Sherlock Holmes

August 17, 2009 By:
Brad Pitt Not Joining Cast of Sherlock Holmes

Brad Pitt has just joined the cast of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. And he’ll have to put on his game face, because he’ll be playing Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty!

According to the Daily Mirror, Brad found a tiny break in his busy schedule, and decided to squeeze this in! He will be heading to London for shooting tomorrow. Us Weekly reports that Brad will shoot all over the city, including the Royal Victoria Dock, Pontoon Docks, Pinewood and Chatham Docks in Kent.

Sherlock Holmes was originally scheduled to open this December, but it’s since been pushed back to next year. Guy Ritchie reportedly called on Brad for the part after seeing the first edit. A source tells the Mirror, "It's a huge coup to have Brad joining the cast, he has worked for Guy before and said if he could, he would do anything to help out."

The insider added: "It was an oversight in the film not to make a bigger deal about Moriarty. He is mentioned as Holmes' arch enemy, but the bosses wanted Guy to make more of him. Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr have already shot their scenes.

A source tells Us, "This is all such mad rush now, having such little time to get everything done. There's just a week to get this done and everyone is just praying the weather stays clear and time doesn't run out too soon."

Well, that just gave us a reason to see Sherlock Holmes! Between Brad, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., and Rachel McAdams, Guy Ritchie has landed himself an all-star cast!

UPDATE: Guess Brad Pitt won't be joining the cast of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes after all. The studio behind the movie just released the following statement:

"The report in today’s London Mirror is completely inaccurate. Brad Pitt is not joining the cast of Sherlock Holmes and we're extremely pleased with the production of the film. As planned, it will be released on Christmas Day, 2009. In order to complete the movie, we've scheduled a few days on set to shoot a couple of additional scenes, obtain pick-up shots, and perfect some of the visual effects elements, all of which is standard filmmaking practice."