Ian McKellen Plays An Aging Sherlock In ‘Mr. Holmes’ This Sumer (Trailer)

Ian McKellen Plays An Aging Sherlock In ‘Mr. Holmes’ This Sumer (Trailer)

Award winning actor Ian McKellen, stars in the upcoming Roadside Attractions film, ‘Mr. Holmes’ opening in theaters this July 17th. The Lord of The Rings star takes on the role of an aging Sherlock Holmes, in a story that will have viewers looking at the famous fictional sleuth in a whole new light.

Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, the Bill Condon directed film imagines Sherlock as a real person, who is facing what may be his greatest challenge of all; getting old.

Mr. Homes McKellen as Sherlock

Ian McKellen as Sherlock in Roadside Attractions film, ‘Mr. Holmes’. ©Photo Credit: Giles Keyte

Official Synopsis:

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Mr. Holmes Official Trailer

Ian McKellen leads a stellar cast including Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour, Phil Davis and newcomer Milo Parker.

Mr. Holmes Official

Media: ©2015 Roadside Attractions

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