Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) has signed on to play the lead female role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” sequel for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, though it’s known that this time Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. Watson (Jude Law) will be squaring off against his longtime nemesis Moriarty. Holmes’ brother Mycroft will also appear, though neither of those latter two roles has yet been cast.
Rapace’s character is also unclear, though she’s rumored to play a French Gypsy with a connection to at least one of the characters. Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram, and Dan Lin will produce.
Shooting is scheduled to kick off later this year for release Christmas next year.