EXCLUSIVE: Jude Law just signed with manager Rick Yorn. He remains repped by WME. The move comes after just after Law’s latest film, Repo Men, did not perform at the box office. Law will reprise the role of Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel to Sherlock Holmes, and he is also set to star with Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film Contagion. Warner Bros is making both of those films.
Yorn’s new partner, Ian Montone, had been friends with Law and was helpful in the signing. Their company, loosely called Montone/Yorn, has been operating under the radar since Yorn left The Firm. They’re building a pretty good client list. In music, that includes White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, The Shins, Danger Mouse, Broken Bells, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Cold War Kids, Pete Yorn separately and in his collaboration with Scarlett Johansson. The movie roster is Leo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Marty Scorsese, Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberland, Johansson and Law.