Mr. Holmes Trailer: Ian McKellen is Sherlock

The great Sir Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film Mr. Holmes, and the very first trailer has arrived.

Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & Part 2)Mr. Holmes follows an aged, retired Holmes as he looks back on his life and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

Previously titled A Slight Trick of the Mind, the film looks like a layered and intriguing look at the legendary detective. With the always-reliable McKellen in the lead, we’re certainly expecting some good things, especially since his previous film with Condon (Gods and Monsters) saw him give a downright fantastic performance.

As long as the hints of cheese are nothing more than just hints, we’re completely in for this one.

Mr. Holmes hits the UK on June 19.

Official synopsis for Mr. Holmes:

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.

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