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

What is the Holmes & Watson movie release date?

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

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 Ferrell 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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