Global Gossip 17.08.09: Part 2

BATD ON Aug 17, 2009 AT 11:32 am

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has been drafted in to play a villain in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’The ‘Inglourious Basterds’ actor will play the British detective’s nemesis Moriarty in the film, after studio executives demanded the character – originally omitted from the film – was reinstated and cast.

Guy called on Brad – who he also worked with on gangster movie ‘Snatch’ – to ask him if he could spare a few days to shoot the extra scenes in London. A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “It’s a huge coup to have Brad joining the cast. He has worked for Guy before and said if he could, he would do anything to help out. It was an oversight in the film not to make a bigger deal about Moriarty. He is mentioned as Holmes’ arch enemy, but bosses wanted Guy to make more of him.”

The extra shooting is due to start this week, although Robert Downey Jr., who plays the titular detective and Jude Law, who is his sidekick Doctor Watson, completed their scenes months ago.
The extra 10 days of filming will take place across the UK capital with luxury hotel Cliveden House to be used as the main base for Brad’s character. 

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

We hear Colin Farrell got a little surprise last week whilst filming a scene for his latest movie ‘London Boulevard.’ He “freaked out” when an obsessed fan jumped in his car. The female admirer snuck past several burly security men and bounded into the backseat next to him.

A source said: “This woman came from nowhere and tried to jump in the car while they were shooting a scene. Colin went crazy and started screaming like someone had shot him. He was shouting at the girl to keep away. It really freaked him out.”

However, the 33-year-old star can’t have been too traumatised by the event as he joined cast and crew celebrating the end of shooting on Friday (14.08.09) with a luxurious meal at exclusive bar and restaurant The Lonsdale in London’s Notting Hill district. The film – which also stars British beauties Keira Knightley and Anna Friel – is due for release next year and will see the womanising actor portray an ex-convict trying to win the heart of a reclusive actress, played by Anna.

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