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A few new images from the production of Guy Ritchie’s period actioner Sherlock Holmes have popped up online today, including the first look above of Rachel McAdams looking dapper on her way to the set. The pic above — as well as the ones you will find if you click on it — come to us from our brothers in arms over at The Bad and Ugly. Below you will find another image from the film, courtesy of USA Today. This one features Jude Law as Dr. Watson, Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and once again, Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, a character who appeared in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1891 “A Scandal in Bohemia,” but never returned to the Holmes mythos.

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USA Today also caught up with Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Holmes, which wrapped in Brooklyn this past week, and asked him about his Oscar nomination for his riotous performance in Tropic Thunder. “It’s so funny to me that the role is a guy who is an Oscar-seeking moron. His whole motivation is Oscars,” he explained on set. “Irony is synonymous with pretty much everything that is going on.”

There is irony indeed, in the fact that Downey has gone from an in-and-out of jail actor with flashes of brilliance to the top of Hollywood’s A-list in such a short period of time. And as Today’s Susan Wloszczyna points out, he’s done it without having to go back to low-budget, high concept indies. He made his comeback in an iron suit and a modern version of blackface. A unique rise to power if I’ve ever seen one.

Sherlock Holmes is scheduled to hit theaters on November 13, 2009.

What do you think of these newly released photos?


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