“Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh,” said Col co-prexy Matt Tolmach. “Sacha and Will are two of the funniest and most talented guys on the planet, and having them take on these two iconic characters is frankly hilarious.”
Last week, I read on the New York Times that Columbia Pictures has announced plans for a comedy that will star Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell as (probably idiot versions of) Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Now, hold on, hold on. I know you’re thinking this sounds like another typically-broad, pointless comedy “from the guys who brought us” prior Will Ferrell man-child outings. In other words, a bad idea. You couldn’t be more wrong. It turns out the very notion of Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell playing Sherlock Holmes is enough to induce riotous laughter:
I guess that is pretty funny, if you’re a sadist.
Holmes pic nabs Baron Cohen, Ferrell [Variety]