… OK, he won’t be ready until 2015, when Ian McKellen will play an elderly Sherlock Holmes drawn out of retirement after World War II in Mr. Holmes. But you can see him here in a first glimpse, and I’m still/already excited.
Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn. #MrHolmes pic.twitter.com/B9HkUgfkCv
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) July 9, 2014
The film, based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, is being directed by Bill Condon and also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper Mrs. Munro.