Rachael McAdams officially joins Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson now have their Irene Adler.

Rachel McAdams (The Family Stone, Red Eye) will be joining Robert Downey Jr. (Holmes) and Jude Law (Watson) on the Guy Ritchie helmed project.

The concept, as has been previously reported here, is for a more physical Holmes. A Holmes that shows off his boxing and fencing skills as much as his powers of deduction.

Prior to Ritchie joining the project, Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) was going to direct.

While I did enjoy Ritchie’s early films, I must confess the last couple have left me cold.
Perhaps this change of pace is just the thing to spark his creative juices.