The sequel to director Guy Ritchie’s film Sherlock Holmes is underway starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Joining them are Stephen Fry as Sherlock’s more intelligent and older brother Mycroft Holmes, Noomi Rapace as a gypsy named Sim and Jared Harris as the infamous criminal mastermind Moriarty.

LA Times’ Hero Complex released a movie still of the film which showcases Downey’s and Law’s onscreen romance chemistry together.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie — so I entirely look forward to the sequel — especially with the addition of Stephen Fry. He’s an intelligent actor with great comedic timing. He will be a perfect fit as Mycroft Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes 2 is out on December 16, 2011.