No Sherlock Holmes sequel for Daniel Day-Lewis

Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 16:49 PM IST

Washington: Daniel Day-Lewis has dismissed reports that he has signed up to star in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel.

British tabloid The Sun reported the Oscar-winner had signed up to play the supersleuth`s nemesis Professor Moriarty, opposite Robert Downey, Jr, in the follow-up.

The film is expected to hit cinemas next year (11), reports Contactmusic.

However, Day-Lewis` manager is adamant the actor is not taking on the role, telling the report is "not true".