Eddie Marsan has been cast opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie‘s “Sherlock Holmes.” Rachel McAdams, Jude Law and Mark Strong are already among the Sherlock Holmes cast.
Marsan will portray Inspector Lestrade, a Scotland Yard detective and ally of Holmes.
Marsan, whose credits also include “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Miami Vice,” “Mission: Impossible III” and “Hancock” said:
“I’m doing Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. I play Inspector Lestrade. Holmes describes him as a man with no imagination.”
Speaking about how the movie will differ from previous incarnations, he added:
“Holmes and Watson are a lot younger, bohemian. It works. Reading the script, Robert Downey Jr. is just perfect for a modern-day Holmes. Also he’s a bit of totty, as well!”