MR. HOLMES (previously known as A Slight Trick of the Mind) is an upcoming crime drama mystery film directed by Bill Condon, based on the 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind written by Mitch Cullin. Premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, the film stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes and Laura Linney as housekeeper Mrs. Munro.
Set in 1947, MR. HOLMES follows a long-retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), who lives in a sleepy village outside of London with his housekeeper (Linney) and her amateur-sleuthing son. With his legendary mental powers on the wane and minus his sidekick Watson, Holmes becomes haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago where he remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband and a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
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