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'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's' Noomi-Rapace has been cast as the female lead in the sequel to 2009's 'Sherlock Holmes,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Swedish actress has been a hot property since 'Tattoo' debuted internationally last year. This will be her first English-language role. 'Sherlock Holmes 2' reunites most of the principals from the original: director Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. Though the plot has been shrouded in secrecy, it's expected that Holmes will face off against arch-enemy Moriarty. 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's' Noomi-Rapace has been cast as the female lead in the sequel to 2009's 'Sherlock Holmes,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Swedish actress has been a hot property since 'Tattoo' debuted internationally last year. This will be her first English-language role. 'Sherlock Holmes 2' reunites most of the principals from the original: director Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. Though the plot has been shrouded in secrecy, it's expected that Holmes will face off against arch-enemy Moriarty.

Mickey Rourke's comeback continues apace: He tried to best Tony Stark in 'Iron Man 2,' starred as one of 'The Expendables,' his latest film, 'Passion Play,' debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and he's been tapped to star as Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger for director Tony Scott. Now he's attached to star as a Mafia contract killer in 'The Ice Man,' the true story of Richard Kuklinski, who for more than 40 years led a double life as both a professional assassin and a doting husband and father in suburban New Jersey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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