Lock Stock director, Guy Ritchie has denied reports that Russell Crowe is to appear as Dr. Watson in his Sherlock Holmes movie.
Russell Crowe was rumored to be considering the role of Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s reworking of Sherlock Holmes.
A source told The Sun newspaper that "Russell wants the part, Guy wants Russell."
However, Ritchie, speaking at the premiere of RocknRolla last night, stated that his still has not found anyone to play Holmes’ sidekick.
"Somebody just told me that I have Russell Crowe lined up but that's news to me. I suspect that hasn't happened and I'm still looking for my Watson."
Mr. Madonna will base his Sherlock Holmes script on Lionel Wigram’s forthcoming comic book series.
Filming is expecting to begin next month, and set to be released in 2010.
Ritchie's current cinema offering, RocknRolla is released on September 4th.
Source: Digital Spy