With rumors swirling that Sienna (can't act) Miller was joining Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, which sent tabloids atwitter with casting of ex-flame Jude Law as Dr. Watson, that can now be shot down entirely.
Rachel McAdams will star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, a reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's supersleuth that Guy Ritchie is directing for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
The movie, which will begin shooting next month, takes its cue from a forthcoming comic book that producer Lionel Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic character. The concept sees Holmes as more adventurous and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines more obscure character traits.
Downey will play Holmes while Mark Strong (RocknRolla) plays the main villain, Blackwood.
McAdams plays Holmes' enigmatic love interest, Irene Adler, a character who appeared in Doyle's 1891 A Scandal in Bohemia. While the character only appeared in that one story, McAdams' personage would return for any possible sequel.
McAdams stars in State of Play with Ben Affleck and Russell Crowe, which is due in theaters in April, as well as The Time Traveler's Wife, which we cannot wait for and will be released in fall 2009.
We don't know about you guys, but McAdams' casting over Miller's makes us MUCH happier.