THR exclusively reports that Swedish star Noomi Rapace, who recently appeared in the first screen adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has booked her first English-language role, as the female lead in Warner Bros.’s Sherlock Holmes 2.
The Sherlock Holmes sequel reunites most of the team from the original hit, including Robert Downey Jr. as the mythical detective and Jude Law as the faithful assistant Dr. Watson. Guy Ritchie returns as the sequel’s director, along with Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin as producers.
The plot of Sherlock Holmes 2 is secret as of now, but according to the report, Holmes will face off against Moriarty, and Holmes’ brother Mycroft will be making an appearance. Rapace’s role is unknown, however the character may be a French Gypsy. Production on the project is scheduled to begin later this year.