"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" Premieres in L.A.

Posted Wednesday December 7, 2011 1:17 AM GMT

With just over a week left until their blockbuster film's sequel swings into theaters, the stars of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" joined together in Westwood, California on Tuesday night for a glitzy red carpet premiere.

Held at the Regency Village Theatre, director Guy Ritchie was accompanied by his latest love Jacqui Ainsley while flanked by cast members including Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr (with pregnant wife Susan), Noomi Rapace and Jared Harris.

Tinseltown beauties Jodie Foster and Amber Heard also turned up to check out the 2009 book-based film's follow-up ahead of its December 16th release.

Also starring Jude Law, the Ritchie helmed project sees Downey Jr and Law teaming up against criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty as they investigate the death of the Crown Prince of Austria.

Talking about the decision to offer up a second round of "Sherlock Holmes," Guy told press, “I wanted to make another one for all sorts of reason, but in no small part [it was] because of the chemistry between these two lads (Robert and Jude). That’s the engine that drives the narrative. Plus, it’s fun watching them."

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