SACHA BARON COHEN AS SHERLOCK HOLMES: IT'S ELEMENTARY
If they were still alive, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, who played the original Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, might be surprised and delighted at the actors selected to reprise those roles today. “Knocked Up “ producer Judd Apatow has cast Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) as Holmes, and Will Ferrell as Dr Watson in his new comedy. The pair met when they costarred in “Talladega Nights.” We predict Sacha will be delicious as the showy detective who was a master of disguise and deductive reasoning, as well as an occasional coke-head. And if Will can muster up an English accent he should be fun as the fussy, protective, right hand man Watson.