Noomi Rapace, the very famous Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has been cast in Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to his 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes. The actress, currently wowing audiences in the secon film in the Millenium trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire, will star opposite Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law who appear as Holmes and Watson respectively in the planned sequel, which will kick off shooting later in the year.
Rachel McAdams, the female lead in the first movie, will return in the sequel, but Rapace has been confirmed as the female lead for the sequel, which will be financed by Warner Brothers. The word is that the actress will play a French Gypsy.
Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin produce.