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LONDON — Warner Bros. on Wednesday refuted reports here that claimed the studio had asked Guy Ritchie to reshoot parts of “Sherlock Holmes.”
“It is not true that Warner Bros. has asked for any reshoots on ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ” the studio said in a statement. “The inserts and pickup shots being completed next week, which have long been part of the schedule, do not involve any cast, and are a standard part of filmmaking.”
The statement was issued against the backdrop of media coverage in the U.K. on Wednesday stemming from a report in the Sun tabloid claiming that Ritchie had to recall cast members for reshoots.
“It is still early in the production process, and the studio has not yet seen the movie. Both Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie are very pleased with the footage they have seen thus far,” the studio statement read.
The movie, which completed shooting here recently, stars Robert Downey Jr. as the British sleuth, with Jude Law as his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson.
Produced for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, the film also stars Mark Strong as the main villain, Blackwood and Rachel McAdams as Holmes’ enigmatic love interest, Irene Adler, a character who appeared in Doyle’s 1891 book “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Producing the film are Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. Jon Berg, Ollie Madden and Elishia Holmes are overseeing for Warners.
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