Daniel Day Lewis and Brad Pitt have both been rumored to have been in the running for the role of “Moriarty” in ‘Sherlock Holmes 2′. Those rumors have come to an end, Jared Harris has been officially cast in the role of the evil mastermind.
This definitely comes from left field, but the more I think about it this is some brilliant casting. Jared Harris is the son of actor Richard Harris and currently stars in Mad Men on AMC TV. I am a huge fan of his work on Fringe and I loved him in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Captain Mike. He will star in the upcoming ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ alongside Tom Hardy, Mark Strong and Colin Firth.
What are your thoughts on this casting news? Do you think that Jared Harris will make a good “Moriarty”?