First Look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

First Look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

July 9, 2014 0 By Steph Mernagh

Will be playing the infamous character Sherlock Holmes in the new film, Mr. Holmes.

In the upcoming film that was originally titled A Slight Trick of the Mind (now confirmed by Ian McKellen as Mr. Holmes), director Bill Condon will be bringing Sherlock Holmes to the big screen once more as the 93-year old detective battles the slow deterioration of his brilliant mind as he attempts to solve one last case without Watson at his side. The screenplay is based on on a novel by Mitch Cullin called A Slight Trick of the Mind.

Earlier today, McKellen tweeted the photo below from his Twitter saying:

[blockquote]”Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn, in “Mr Holmes.” The great detective has long since retired to the countryside, with his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and his bees. But there’s one last case to be solved. And there’s the sting.[/blockquote]

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Mr. Holmes does not currently have a specific release date, but it will be released in 2015 with the film beginning it’s pre-production now.