Mr Holmes is set in 1947, and follows Ian McKellen as a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes’ memory isn’t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
The film also stars Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, and is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Gods and Monsters) from a script by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin.
Mr Holmes is released in the UK on June 19th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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