Judd Law in talks for Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ the next project for RocknRolla helmer Guy Ritchie. Russell Crowe was originally rumoured to be playing the part of Holmes’ trusty assistant but now it seems Law is close to signing a deal to play Watson, the super-sleuth’s sidekick. The film will incorporate the classic tales written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the comic book ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ Studio is still casting some of the principal roles, including the villain, Blackwood. Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin are producing. Production begins early next month in London.