Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock in US remake – Daily TV round-up





Jonny Lee Miller has been cast as Sherlock Holmes in the new US remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle detective stories.

The 'Trainspotting' star, who was married to Angelina Jolie in the mid-90s,  will play the legendary sleuth in 'Elementary', a pilot show being made for CBS and set in present day New York.



If successful, the show would then be made into a series which will be shown in the autumn.

The US version has already caused controversy with Sue Vertue, an executive producer on the hugely successful recent BBC series, warning that legal action was a possibility if the series was too similar.
She told The Independent: “We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and wellbeing of our offspring.”

The latest news on the US show comes weeks after it was confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would return for a third series of BBC show 'Sherlock'.

Both Lee Miller and Cumberbatch were named joint Best Actor for their shared portrayal of the monster in Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of 'Frankenstein' at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last year. [BBC]

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