Daniel Day-Lewis to play Sherlock Holmes` nemesis?

Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis has reportedly been signed up to play Sherlock Holmes`s nemesis, Prof Moriarty, in the sequel to the Guy Ritchie movie.

Rumours were abuzz that Brad Pitt was in the running to take on the role for the follow-up, but a new report suggests Ritchie has hired Day-Lewis for the role opposite Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr, reports imdb.com.

The currently untitled movie is expected to hit cinemas next year.