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While I can’t help but imagine what this film would have been like had Brad Pitt and Edward Norton not been replaced with Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, the trailer is still pretty engaging. Crowe portrays a reporter who is investigating a murder connected to a politician (Affleck), who he happens to be old friends with. The movie is a remake of the award winning BBC mini series of the same name. Helen Mirren and Rachel McAdams co-star.

Last week it was announced that Rachel McAdams had joined Guy Ritchie’s upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” adaptation as Irene Adler, a possible love interest for Sherlock Holmes, who is being portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.  Other cast members include Jude Law as Dr. Watson, and Mark Strong as Blackwood. With such a strong cast and plenty of excellent source material, I think this is a perfect follow up to Ritchie’s new crime film, “RockNRolla“, which has been getting a lot of positive buzz and early word of mouth is saying that it is a return to form for the director.

And thanks to google, you can read some of Sherlock Holmes’ earliest short stories online from their original texts. Continue reading to investigate Holmes’ roots.

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