Ian McKellen is playing a very different version of Sherlock in the upcoming Mr. Holmes. In the film, directed by Bill Condon, it's 1947 and the world's greatest detective is 93 years old and has just returned from Japan where he witnessed the atomic devastation. He is dealing with diminishing mental abilities while going over the unsolved case that made him retire. He searches for the answers to life and love with his only company his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her son (Milo Parker).
Mr. Holmes is currently doing the festival circuit with Berlin next on the schedule.