Sacha Baron Cohen, Will Ferrell to Team Up for Sherlock Holmes Movie

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How awesome does this sound?!?

An untitled comedy is being planned that will star Sacha Baron Cohen as master detective Sherlock Holmes and Will Ferrell as Watson, his crime-solving partner. Variety has the story.

Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) is writing the script, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce.

The comedy is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.

It reteams Baron Cohen and Ferrell, who played rival racecar drivers in the 2006 hit comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which Apatow and Miller also produced. As you can see, the actors get along quite well:

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Will Ferrell was born in Irvine, California where he attended University High School and was the kicker for the school's varsity football team. Ferrell then went on to college at the University of Southern California where he studied Sports Broadcasting. Upon graduating in 1990, Ferrel joined the comedy group, The Groundings.

Will Ferrell's career took off when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1995 until 2002. During his impressive tenure at SNL, Ferrel had supporting roles in several movies including several SNL skits turned movies like A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, and The Ladies Man.

However, it was after Ferrel left SNL that he had his first starring role as Frank "The Tank" in Old School. Ever since, Ferrel has been an A-list comedy star with movies such as Elf, Anchormam, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, Land of the Lost, Casa de Mi Padre, and The Campaign.

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(Allen finds his precious missing car has been recovered)
Cop: From bodily fluids and hair samples we determined that... a bunch of old homeless dudes had an orgy in there.
Allen Gamble: Oh God.
Cop: It's called a 'soup kitchen'. ...A mama raccoon came along and gave birth on the floor, placenta blew out all over the back window there.