`Sherlock Holmes` sequel gets a title

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 13:26 PM IST

Los Angeles: Guy Ritchie`s sequel of `Sherlock Holmes` will be called `A Game of Shadows`.

The film, starring Robert Downey Jr as the famous fictional detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Dr Watson, will hit theatres on December 16.

Jared Harris is cast as villainous Moriarty, and Noomi Rapace is added to the cast ensemble to portray a new character. Rachel McAdams is likely to appear briefly as Irene Adler, Aceshowbiz reported.

The story will follow Holmes as he continues his pursuit of Professor Moriarty who, if the investigator`s instincts are correct, might be the world`s first supervillain.

Watson, meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan, while keeping Holmes alive.

PTI