Watch Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in the slapstick new trailer for ‘Holmes and Watson’ comedy

The film marks the third time the 'Stepbrothers' stars have acted together

A new trailer has been released for the new Holmes and Watson movie starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Taking on the roles of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous characters, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, the trailer shows the two stars trying on a range of disguises as they attempt to solve a mystery involving “a murder at Buckingham Palace.”

You can watch the trailer here:

The trailer also shows gives a first look at several other members of the cast including Ralph Fiennes who will play villain Moriarty alongside new character Dr. Grace Hart (Rebecca Hall). The film will also star Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lupkus and Hugh Laurie.

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Full of the slapstick comedy the duo are well known for, the trailer also shows the stars shooting at killer bees, using a Victorian selfie stick and jumping out of windows. This latest film marks the third time the ‘Stepbrothers’ stars have starred in a movie together.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Chad Smith has formed a formidable supergroup consisting of musicians from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam and Coldplay to play at a charity show which had been organised by Will Ferrell.

The Chilis drummer has assembled the band – who will go by the name Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars – in time for Ferrell’s charity night next month, ‘Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life’. All proceeds from the show will go towards Cancer For College, which provides college scholarships to low-income, high-achieving cancer survivors.

Holmes and Watson will be released on December 21.