‘Sherlock Holmes 2’ Adds Jared Harris as Moriarty?

The ‘Mad Men’ actor is close to landing the villainous role in Guy Ritchie's upcoming sequel.
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‘Sherlock Holmes 2’ Adds Jared Harris as Moriarty?

Jared Harris to play the villian Moriarty in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2 Casting has been heating up on Sherlock Holmes 2 lately, and now it seems the lead villain has been found. Latino Review is reporting that Mad Men star Jared Harris has landed the key role of Moriarty in the anxiously awaited sequel. Here's what the site had to say about the actor:

"Barring any unforeseen circumstances or the deal falling apart at the last minute, the role is pretty much his."

We reported over the weekend that Stephen Fry has joined the Sherlock Holmes 2 cast as Mycroft. We also reported a few weeks back that Noomi Rapace has signed onto play a mysterious French gypsy. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return as Holmes and Watson.

Jared Harris joined the cast of AMC's Mad Men as a series regular this season after a guest-starring stint in Season 3, portraying Lane Pryce.

Warner Bros. is planning to shoot the sequel at the end of this year, with Guy Ritchie directing from a script by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney.

The casting of Jared Harris hasn't been confirmed by Warner Bros. at this time, but we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on who will actually play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2 as soon as an official statement is made.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released December 16th, 2011.

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  • summit10 • 5 years ago

    the film was awesome! Hope this raises the ante! :)

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    • ejk1 • 5 years ago

      Harris was creepy on Fringe, so I have no doubt that he can handle this role.

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      • themime • 5 years ago

        Harris is a great actor.... is part in Mad Men is cool...and his role in Fringe sort of fits the bad guy persona so yeah.....he would do great as Moriarty in SH2

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        • asif • 5 years ago

          Cool.

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          • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

            I just cant wait for Sherlock Holmes 2 to come out, big fan of the first.

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            • rufio • 5 years ago

              much better choice than pitt!

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              • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                @Dark Daniel Day Lewis don't do sequels he does work that has a very intriguing character. To me i think Lewis did phenomenal in Gangs of New york

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                • doubler0522 • 5 years ago

                  Great choice

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                  • tyranus • 5 years ago

                    this is a great choice, I was worried they'd get Brad Pitt. Harris was terrific on Fringe as David Robert Jones, he was very much like Hannibal Lecter. This one should be better than the first with all these great casting choices.

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                    • the-movieghost • 5 years ago

                      Aw, I wanted Pitt as Moriarty :/

                      Eh, I'll still see it regardless of who plays him ;)

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                      • dark-env • 5 years ago

                        I would've rather had Daniel Day Lewis

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                        • diaigma • 5 years ago

                          Seriously. Lt Dan got a nomination, but not Captain Mike? Outrageous! :P

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                          • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                            I'm still mad that this guy didn't get nominated for an oscar for his work in benjamin button

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                            • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

                              COOL!

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                              • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                ::Shakes Magic 8 Ball:: "Without a doubt" :P

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