Rumor (or is that rumour?) has it that the rough cut of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes didn't sit too well with executives, and they've asked him to make some changes.
According to Hollywood columnist Liz Smith, Ritchie is turning to his old friend and colleague Brad Pitt to step in and save the day. His role? If the rumors are correct, we'll be seeing Mr. Angelina Jolie as the next Professor Moriarty. Yes, you read that correctly.
Ms. Smith quotes this sequence from "The Crooked Man" to sum up her reaction:
"Excellent!" I cried.
"Elementary," said he.
Mine is something more along the lines of:
"You appear to be astonished," he said, smiling at my expression of surprise. "Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget it." [A Study in Scarlet]
I'd say we should hope that the Hollywood executives know what they're talking about. But then again...