Prepare for geekgasm: Ian McKellen is playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The logline:
The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted by an unresolved case from a half-century ago.
His partner, Dr. Watson, is no longer with him. And his mental acuity has bid him farewell, too. This is a Sherlock Holmes grappling with his own faded and tattered memory, whose powers of observation and deduction are not what they used to be.