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In more Sherlock news… well, not Sherlock Sherlock, but as we’ve said before: There’s enough room in the world for more than one Sherlock Holmes, right?

Well, on to it, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to star in the title roles for the 2018 film Holmes and Watson. It’s not yet confirmed who’s going to play who, though. We feel like Ferrell would make a good fit as the savant-like detective with Reilly as his foil, but, it could easily be swapped around. We’ll leave that up to director Etan Cohen.

The film is now being topped up with the American actors’ British counterparts, casting Rob Brydon (The Trip, Gavin & Stacey) as the head of Scotland Yard, Kelly Macdonald (T2: Trainspotting, Boardwalk Empire) as Holmes’ housekeeper and Rebecca Hall (The BFG, Iron Man 3) as Dr. Grace Hart, reports Variety.

We all pretty much know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story of Holmes and Watson by this point. But this time around it’s a comedy, and we’re guessing the adaptation will take a different slant than what we’ve seen before.

It is a bit much to wrap your mind around: Two Americans, very funny Americans at that, playing two traditionally English and pretty buttoned-up characters. It makes us wonder if Ferrell and Reilly will put on English accents to fit into the scheme of things, or if they’ll play it more straight.

However it plays out, we trust the comedic duo to carry a comedy (that’s an understatement). And, they’re in good company with Macdonald, Brydon and Hall to British-up the classic tale being retold.

We don’t expect this to be Step Brothers 2 or anything, but it will be fun to see the two reunite.

What do you think of the comedic spin? 

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By Brigid Brown