‘Mr. Holmes’ Teaser: A Different Take on Sherlock

Posted in The Screening Room by - March 04, 2015

Well, leave it to Ian McKellen to be cast as the elderly Sherlock Holmes and pull it off completely. While the teaser doesn’t show much in the way of plot, it’s interesting to see what McKellen does with the famous literary character.

It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know. A novel of exceptional grace and literary sensitivity, A Slight Trick of the Mind is a brilliant imagining of our greatest fictional detective and a stunning inquiry into the mysteries of human connection.

Mr. Holmes opens in the UK on June 19 and yet unannounced in the US. 

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