Warner Brothers defends Sherlock Holmes shoot

Warner Brothers issued a statement today to refute rumors that claimed the studio had asked Guy Ritchie to reshoot parts of its upcoming Sherlock Holmes project starring Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio was forced to issue its statement after a flurry of U.K. media coverage spawned by an article in the tabloid newspaper The Sun that stated that Ritchie had to recall cast members for reshoots.

Per the statement, "It is not true that Warner Bros. has asked for any reshoots on Sherlock Holmes. The inserts and pickup shots being completed next week, which have long been part of the schedule, do not involve any cast, and are a standard part of filmmaking."

The movie, which recently completed shooting, stars Downey as the British sleuth and Jude Law as his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson. The film is currenty slated for release on Nov. 20, 2009.

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