Brad Pitt reportedly has joined the cast of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.
But, wait – isn’t Sherlock Holmes opening like, four months?
Well, it was.
The movie was due out in December, but has been pushed back to 2010 after Ritchie saw the first edit.
For whatever reason, the director is said to have decided he wanted more – not more hotness, I’m sure, what with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law already in the movie – and called up the star of his 2000 Snatch to come on board as a villain.
Pit is set to arrive in London tomorrow to begin filming scenes as Moriarty, a nemesis of Holmes’.
Update: False alarm! Pitt will not be joining Sherlock Holmes, after all. The rumor was first put out there by the Daily Mirror of London.
“The report is completely inaccurate,” said a studio rep. “Brad Pitt is not joining the cast of Sherlock Holmes and we’re extremely pleased with the production.”
The rep also said the movie will come out as planned on Christmas Day, and that a few days of additional shooting have been scheduled for extra scenes and pick-up shots, as well as to perfect some of visual effects elements.
Well, at least I got to use this photo of Pitt, huh.