Calling all Sherlock Holmes fans!

Based on Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, Mr. Holmes is an upcoming crime drama mystery film starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes and Laura Linney as housekeeper Mrs. Munro. The movie hits theatres on July 17th.

In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her young son, Roger. Holmes reflects on his life while writing in his journals, tending to his bees, and dealing with the deterioration of his once incredible mind, when Roger comes upon a case hitherto unknown. It is that of a Mrs. Keller, the long-ago object of Holmes’s deep—and never acknowledged—infatuation. As Holmes revisits the case, he is transformed from the machine-like, mythic figure into an ordinary man, confronting and acquiescing to emotions he has resisted his entire life.

Learn more about the book that inspired the film.

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Books on Film: Mr. Holmes

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