files/pictures/picture-35.jpgNoomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) has been cast as the female lead in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, reports Heat Vision
. She joins original's stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Guy Ritchie will direct with Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin producing.
The details of the plot are on the low down, but it is known that Holmes will match wits with archrival Moriarty. Holmes' brother, Mycroft, will also make his franchise debut. Rapace is said to be playing a French Gypsy.
Warner Bros. hopes to start filming by the end of 2010.