Mr. Holmes Trailer: Ian McKellen’s Sherlock Holmes Solves One Last Case

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While we wonder whether there will be a third Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr., we have something that will more than satisfy your hunger for a mystery involving one of literature's great detectives.

Ian McKellen stars as Mr. Holmes, a late in his years Sherlock Holmes who is enjoying his retirement… for the most part.

See, there’s one unsolved case that is haunting him and although his memory is fading, Holmes feels he must solve this murder before death calls him too. 

The first trailer for Mr. Holmes has landed and we cannot think of a better actor than McKellen to tackle the legendary sleuth.

Mr. Holmes reunites McKellen with his Gods and Monsters director (a role that earned the actor an Oscar), Bill Condon. The film takes place in 1947 and centers around Holmes at his country estate, being cared for by his housekeeper (the always awesome Laura Linney) and her young (and inquisitive) son -- who takes up a great interest in the legendary detective.

McKellen is just so impressive. First he was Magneto, then Gandalf, and now Sherlock Holmes? Simply wow… and check him out in his recent work as Magneto and watch X-Men: Days of Future Past online.

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Mr. Holmes Trailer