Ian McKellen to Star as Retired Sherlock Holmes in "A Slight Trick of the Mind"
05 Sep 2013
Sir Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen has been cast as Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film "A Slight Trick of the Mind," according to Screen Daily.
Based on Mitch Cullin's novel of the same name, the screenplay will be penned by Jeffrey Hatcher.
Set in 1947, the flim follows the retired detective, who is haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago. Living in a small Sussex village with his housekeeper and son, who also solves crimes, Holmes can only remember fragments of the case.
The film is the second collaboration between director Bill Condon and McKellen, who also worked together on "Gods and Monsters."
The Tony winner and two-time Oscar nominee will star on Broadway in Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land, performing in repertory with Patrick Stewart. The productions will begin previews Oct. 26 at Broadway's Cort Theatre with an official opening Nov. 24.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.