Latino Review has word that Mad Men actor Jared Harris has landed the role of Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2. Moriarty was the shadowy figure who was revealed to be the mastermind behind Rachel McAdams’ dirty work in the first film.
Warner Bros. were apparently interested in two-time Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis to play Holmes’ nemesis in the sequel, but they eventually went with Harris, the British actor who appeared in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
Harris will join the cast which includes Robert Downey Jr., Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry and Jude Law, with Rachel McAdams returning as Irene Adler but in a smaller capacity to the first film. Guy Ritchie will once again direct and filming is set to begin before the end of the year.