Sacha Baron Cohen/Will Ferrell Sherlock Holmes Comedy is, Frankly, Hilarious?

July 2, 2008

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Columbia Pictures has announced plans for a comedy that will star Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell as (probably idiot versions of) Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Now, hold on, hold on. I know you're thinking this sounds like another typically-broad, pointless comedy "from the guys who brought us" prior Will Ferrell man-child outings. In other words, a bad idea. You couldn't be more wrong. It turns out the very notion of Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell playing Sherlock Holmes is enough to induce riotous laughter:

"Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh," said Col co-prexy Matt Tolmach. "Sacha and Will are two of the funniest and most talented guys on the planet, and having them take on these two iconic characters is frankly hilarious."

I guess that is pretty funny, if you're a sadist.

Holmes pic nabs Baron Cohen, Ferrell [Variety]

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