First Look At Ian McKellen As An Aging Sherlock Holmes

Move over Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, there's a new Mr. Holmes in town. Writer/Director Bill Condon is working on a new film focusing on a 93 year old Sherlock Holmes who is dealing with the slow deterioration of his deductive abilities. Once called A Slight Trick Of The Mind (the same name as the Mitch Cullin novel it's based on), the movie has been renamed to Mr. Holmes and will star Ian McKellen.

McKellen of course has played both Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. So adding Sherlock Holmes to his resume makes the pop-culture tri-fecta.

Here is the first image of McKellan as the aging detective.


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