'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.

Jared Harris to play the villian Moriarty in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2
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 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.



Sources: Latino Review

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Comments (15)

  1. Summit10

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

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  2. ejk1

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

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. TheMime

    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

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  4. Shadow Of The Day

    Cool.

    4 years agoby @asifFlag

  5. WiseGuy

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

    4 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  6. Rufio

    much better choice than pitt!

    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  7. Daveactor7

    @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

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  8. DoubleR0522

    Great choice

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  9. Tyranus

    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.

    4 years agoby @tyranusFlag

  10. the MovieGhost

    Aw, I wanted Pitt as Moriarty :/
    Eh, I'll still see it regardless of who plays him ;)

    4 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  11. Dark enV

    I would've rather had Daniel Day Lewis

    4 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  12. Diaigma

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

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  13. Daveactor7

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

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  14. RojoDiablo

    COOL!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  15. Diaigma

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

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag