Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite for hilarious new 'Holmes and Watson' trailer
Funnily enough, there was a point in time where John C. Reilly was best known for his dramatic movies. Starting off starring alongside Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder and later in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, he then landed roles in Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight and Boogie Nights, then Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line - indie movies that are pretty far from his more recent output.
In 2002 he starred in three of the year's Best Picture nominees at the Oscars, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Chicago. However, once he made his way into co-starring alongside Will Ferrell in the NASCAR comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, things certainly changed.
In the many comedies he's starred in since, it was his pairings with Ferrell that stood out - with Step Brothers (which is 10 years old, by the way) considered a modern comedy classic by many.
In fact - it's well worth checking out the blooper reel for Step Brothers, which will have you in stitches.
While there are plenty of people out there looking forward to a Step Brothers 2 - that's not exactly on the cards right now. But that doesn't mean we can't see the two of them co-star in something else, as the trailer for the upcoming Holmes & Watson shows.
This version of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are attempting to foil a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria, masterminded by Holmes' arch enemy Professor Moriarty (played by Ralph Fiennes). They also find the time to take a very old-fashioned selfie with the Queen, accidentally knock her out, and get attacked by killer bees.
The two American actors are putting on their best (worst) British accents to star as the iconic crime-solving pair in the slapstick comedy, and you can now see what they look like in action, in the new trailer:
I never knew I needed to see John C Reilly fire a gun wildly into a swarm of bees, but it turns out I absolutely did.
While this trailer has done pretty well, landing over two million views already, the promotion for the film hasn't been all that successful so far. Last month, movie distributer Columbia Pictures published a poster for the movie, depicting Holmes and Watson making 'H' and 'W' hand-signs under the banner 'Holmies', but soon after deleted all images of it from the web - and even sent DMCA notices to those who shared it on social media.
One of the theories going around came was that the 'Holmies' title may have been the problem, as this term was reportedly used for 'groupies' of the Aurora shooter James Holmes. However, they still kept it up on the official Instagram account, so it's still up for debate.
Holmes & Watson is set to be released in movies theatres on November 9 - when we'll find out whether it lives up to their past collaborations.