Mr. Holmes Poster: Ian McKellen Is Sherlock Holmes!

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Hot on the heels of that first Mr. Holmes clip that introduced us to a walking/talking version of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, we got the film’s teaser poster.

McKellen plays the iconic sleuth later in his years and he is haunted by a mystery that he could never solve. Eager to get this cold case hot, he vows to dive into it with new vigor and make sure whoever committed this crime is brought to justice, before Holmes leaves this earth.

Mr. Holmes also stars one of our favorite actresses (and former high school classmate!), Laura Linney. She portrays Holmes’ housekeeper and it is just her, her young son Roger and Holmes in the English estate.

Linney’s character thinks it is a great idea that Holmes figures this mystery out, as it seems to bond him and her son. And given that Holmes is slowly losing his memory, the young boy is the perfect addition to his one last crime-solving effort.

Look for Mr. Holmes sometime in 2015 (we’re guessing summer) and we cannot wait to see it as it reunites McKellen with the director who guided him to Oscar gold for his work on Gods and Monsters, Bill Condon.

Fan of the Holmes story? Watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows online for a slightly different take from Guy Ritchie!

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