Holmes and Watson release date, cast, plot and more: All you need to know | Films | Entertainment |

Holmes and Watson release date, cast, plot and more: All you need to know | Films | Entertainment |

Holmes & Watson is a comedic take on the famed literary characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, who use their arguably brilliant minds to stop rival James Moriarty from assassinating the queen. The high-jinx the pair get up to are full of nods to modern-day phenomena, like selfies, and are guaranteed to get plenty of laughs. Here is everything you need to know about the film.

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Holmes and Watson comes out in the UK on Boxing Day, December 26, 2018.

The movie comes out the day before in the USA, on Christmas Day.

Australia and Ireland also have a Boxing Day release, followed by Hungary on the 27, and Estonia and Lithuania on December 28.

Last to get the comedy is France on February 27, 2019.

Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (Image: Sony)Who is in the cast of Holmes & Watson?

Will Ferrell plays the eponymous detective Sherlock Holmes.

John C. Reilly plays the titular Dr John Watson, who worked previously with Ferrel in Step Brothers.

Rebecca Hall plays Dr Grace Hart, with Ralph Fiennes as the infamous villain Professor Moriarty.

Rob Brydon plays Inspector Lestrade, the Scotland Yard detective who finds Holmes annoying.

Hugh Laurie plays Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s equally brilliant brother.

Other cast members include Kelly Macdonald as Rose Hudson, Lauren Lapkus as Millie, Pam Ferris as Queen Victoria, Bella Ramsey as Flotsam, Scarlet Grace as Pickle, Noah Jupe as Doxy, Steve Coogan, and Braun Strowman.

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Few details have been released about the upcoming comedy – but we can gather some from the trailer. 

We do know is the plot follows Holmes and Watson as they try to prevent the assassination of the Queen.

In the trailer, they manage to make many faux pas, including touching the queen and releasing a swarm of killer bees.

Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, and Ralph Fiennes are all visible in the trailer.

Holmes & Watson: The comedy retelling of the classic tale is in cinemas on Christmas Eve (Image: Sony)Is there a trailer for Holmes & Watson?

Yes and you can watch it right here at Express.co.uk.

Replete with slapstick humour and modern-day nods, the trailer is perfect to whet the appetite.

Holmes and Watson is out in the UK on December 26, 2018.

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