Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly join forces again for Holmes & Watson


When Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly make a movie together it usually turns out pretty damn hilarious. Step Brothers wasn’t a big hit, but it’s garnered a solid cult following, and now the pair are looking to follow it up in a kind of unique way: a Sherlock Holmes adaptation called Holmes & Watson

You may have heard of this project before as Sony had originally planned it to star Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, but that fell through. Thankfully, Reilly expressed interests and everyone’s schedules actually work out so now we’re most likely getting a better version of the movie considering Reilly seems like a much better fit for a comical Holmes. 

Get Hard director Etan Cohen will be directing the movie, which will most likely land some time next year if everything goes to plan. Sadly, they’re aiming for a PG-13 rating so think less Step Brothers and more The Legend of Ricky Bobby

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