Bad Ass Old Man Ian McKellan Cast as Sherlock Holmes
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Bad Ass Old Man Ian McKellan Cast as Sherlock Holmes

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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Oh, you’re tired of new iterations of Sherlock Holmes? A movie franchise, a British show, and a CBS procedural are too much for you? I think we can make room for at least one more, starring Gandalf the Fabulous! A Slight Trick of the Mind, based on the novel of the same name, will be directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters), and this one centered on a retired Sherlock haunted by an old case.

From Screen Daily (via Vulture):

Set in 1947, the film follows a long-retired Sherlock Holmes, who lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son.

But rather than enjoying a peaceful retirement, the famous Baker Street detective is haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Sir Arthur Conan’s Holmes went into retirement in 1904 (and took up beekeeping), and there is no official account of the characeter’s death, and while I don’t know if that’s what takes place in A Slight Trick of the Mind, wouldn’t McKellan be the perfect actor to take one of literature’s most enduring characters to the grave?





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