CHICAGO (CBS) — Actor David Arquette was in Chicago on Thursday, to promote a new play hitting the Oriental Theatre next month.
Arquette will star as Sherlock Holmes, the latest actor to take on the role of the iconic detective going back to Basil Rathbone.
“It’s quite a loved character, beloved character; so to be able to play him, the one thing you don’t want to do is let down the true Sherlock Holmes fans. So I think we’re true to the story, true to the character, but it is a humorous take on him. There’s some kind of off-the-wall comedy that’s involved with our production, which makes it unique.”
For Arquette, it will be something of a homecoming. He lived two years in Chicago as a young child, the son of improvisational comedian Lewis Arquette and grandson of Cliff Arquette, known to fans of “Hollywood Squares” as Charley Weaver.
“Sherlock Holmes” will play the Oriental Theatre from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29.