Sony Pictures released the first trailer to Holmes and Watson Friday night.
The Step Brothers are reunited – this time playing the world’s greatest consulting detective and his loyal biographer – as Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as Holmes & Watson.
Holmes and Watson is written and directed by Etan Cohen and stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, and Ralph Fiennes.
This movie looks ridiculous, but Fiennes as Moriarty could be acting clinic like no other, plus, Hugh Laurie makes a cameo as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft.
The world’s greatest detective returns to theaters on December 21, which is a crowded slate. Alita: Battle Angel, Aquaman, and Bumblebee come out on the same day. Holmes and Watson is alternative programming and could be successful with the older audiences over the holiday weekend. Ferrell has had many successful films (Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers) but they are usually followed up by a bomb (Kicking and Screaming, Bewitched, Semi-Pro, Land of the Lost, The House). His last film Daddy’s Home 2 grossed $104 million on a $69 million budget, that would be considered a ‘wash’ by Paramount.
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