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Pitt-ed against Sherlock

india Updated: Jan 03, 2010 16:55 IST

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Brad PittHollywood superstar Brad Pitt is expected to play the villain in the sequel to Sherlock Holmes.

Leading men Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law have already been signed for the sequel and now Pitt, 46, is being tapped to portray the sinister Professor Moriarty, reported Popeater.Com.

“The director, Guy Ritchie, loves Brad. He has worked with him before and thinks he is one of the most underrated actors working today,” said an industry source.

The Inglorious Basterds star was earlier rumoured to be a part of the first movie, but the reports appeared to be false. But Ritchie’s wishes to cast Pitt haven’t died.

“Guy knows that everyone thinks of Pitt as a pretty boy and can’t wait to turn him into the world’s greatest super villain. It’ll definitely make the sequel a must-see,” the source added.

Pitt and Ritchie worked together on Ritchie’s 2000 action flick Snatch.