Writer: Etan Cohen
Director: Etan Cohen
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Gary Sanchez Productions, Mosaic Media Group, Mimran Schur Pictures
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Holmes & Watson is a comedic revision of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries and his famed literary characters, detective Sherlock Holmes (played by Will Ferrell) and his sidekick, Dr John Watson (played by John C. Reilly). The pair join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace and learn that they have just four days to stop their arch enemy, Professor Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes), or the queen will become his next victim.
The film was written and directed by Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3 and Tropic Thunder), and stars Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Zoolander, Step Brothers), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Guardians of the Galaxy, We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter).
Holmes & Watson features several locations around The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The interior of the Tarred Yarn Store was trasformed into a bar tavern, the interior of the Ropery played the role of a Boxing Club, while the streets around the Ropery and Anchor Wharf stood in as London streets and docks. Some external scenes were also filmed around Officers Terrace.
Holmes & Watson will be released in UK cinemas on 26th December 2018.
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