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USAToday has your first real good look at Jared Harris as Moriarty (left) in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, his sequel to 2009′s hit film about the famous English Detective. Gotta say, Harris looks properly English and slightly menacing, but where’s my top hat? For some reason, I always envisioned Moriarty wearing a tall black top hat wherever he goes. Anyways, the article also offers up more in terms of plot for the sequel.
The movie, which also sees the return of Rachel McAdams, follows Holmes as he and Watson trace Moriarty’s murderous trail with the help of Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft (Stephen Fry), and a Gypsy, Sim (Noomi Rapace). The film shares elements from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1893 short story The Final Problem, which first appeared in Strand Magazine and introduced Moriarty.
McAdams has already confirmed that she’s only doing a cameo in “A Game of Shadows”, with Rapace’s Gypsy character apparently a replacement love interest for Holmes.
It’s Elementary again December 6, 2011.
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