What to Watch: 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'

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How we've missed Sherlock Holmes!

For this week’s What to Watch, we’re highlighting Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the action/mystery sequel to 2009’s Sherlock Holmes. Helmed by English director Guy Ritchie, the film follows the popular fictional detective (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Dr. John Watson (played by Jude Law) as they team up to bring down a criminal mastermind named Professor Moriarty (played by Jared Harris). Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hits theatres today.

While we’re excited to see Holmes return with his artful logical reasoning and talent for disguises, we most look forward to seeing actress Noomi Rapace in her role.

The 31-year-old part-Spanish actress plays Sim, a gypsy fortuneteller who joins Holmes and Dr. Watson on their international quest to defeat Moriarty. Rapace’s role as Sim signifies her first English-language role. Rapace is already a well-seasoned actress in her native Sweden (her mother is from there), best known for her roles as the tattooed Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish film adaptations of the wildly popular “Millenium” series (by journalist) Stieg Larrsson.

In an interview with The Guardian, Rapace spoke to reporter Jason Solomons about her role, which she described as “rebellious.” “She’s a very street-smart girl, she’s used to taking care of herself,” Rapace said, “and I like that. Many gypsies marry really young and build families really young – and she’s kind of living outside a bit.”

Check out the action-packed trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows below:

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