While the rumor was shut down about Russell Crowe playing Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes film, that doesn't meant he's off the case completely. Latino Review is reporting that, according to their sources, there is a VERY good chance that Russell Crowe is going to play Professor Moriarty."
Moriarty was the original villain in Arthur Conan Doyle's original Holmes series. This news hasn't been confirmed as of yet, but the site did also say thaat, while Watson still hasn't been cast, Gerard Butler turned down the role.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any updates invovling this new Guy Ritchie film.