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WATCH: Ian McKellen Is ‘Mr. Holmes’ In Official Trailer For New Sherlock Holmes Film

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Ian McKellen stars in the new film Mr. Holmes, an adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, as the legendary detective himself, Sherlock Holmes.

However, this new iteration of the famous sleuth is quite different than Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent robust take on the character. Ian McKellen plays a retired, elderly Holmes facing the trials and tribulations of old age as the brilliant detective’s mind begins to deteriorate, but the intuitive detective proves he still has some wit left at the age of 93.

Watch the intriguing, full-length trailer for McKellen's take on the famous character, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ian McKellan Is Ready to Solve Sherlock's Final Case in 'Mr. Holmes' Trailer: VIDEO

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A geriatric twist on the tale of Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellen is coming to theaters this upcoming summer, TIME reports:

Holmes2Mr. Holmes, based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, follows a retired Sherlock as he tries overcome his failing memory to crack an unsolved mystery.

The trailer opens in the British countryside just after World War II and suggests the older Sherlock will rely not on Dr. Watson, but a young boy named Roger, played by Milo Parker, as his trusty sidekick.

The film is directed by Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn). 

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Ian McKellen Gets Kinky in '50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey' Spoof Trailer: VIDEO

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Gandalf has picked up a few new interesting hobbies since his adventures in Middle Earth.

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Ian McKellan's Sherlock Holmes Has Arrived - VIDEO

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The first teaser footage of Bill Condon’s take on Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellan has dropped, and it’s every bit as charming as you might have deduced. McKellan’s Holmes is a 93 year-old retiree spending his days in the English countryside reminiscing about his former life as a detective as stories about him gain popularity in early 1940s cinema. Now more beekeeper than detective, Holmes has largely left crime-solving behind save for the memories of a few unsolved cases that continue to pique his interest.

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Ian McKellen And Derek Jacobi Want You To Have A 'Vicious' Christmas: VIDEO

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Just in time for the holiday comes the Vicious Christmas special set to air tomorrow on most PBS stations here in the States. The show stars Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi and follows English thespians Freddie and Stuart, an older gay couple embroiled in a decades-long love/hate relationship. While season 2 has yet to debut state-side, we at least get to revel in their deliciously acrimonious celebration of Christmas. From Slate:

The episode partakes in the British tradition of bringing back beloved TV shows for a fun visit during the holiday season. Appropriately, the story depicts a Christmas party in the couple’s London flat that goes awry once the bubbles get going and gal-pal Violet (played by the wonderful Frances de la Tour) initiates a game of “Truth or Dare.”

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...and remember to set your DVR so you can watch when your yuletide celebrations are becoming a little too bright and gay.

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Sir Ian McKellen And Harry Styles Share A Cuddle: VIDEO

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Sir Ian McKellen and the members of British boy-band One Direction stopped by The Graham Norton Show last week. McKellen talked about The Lord of the Rings movie franchise coming to an end with the latest installment of The Hobbit and how the band and Gandalf almost met once before. Now finally meeting in the flesh, McKellen and Harry Styles shared some admiration for each other's work. Talking about how he might* have watched all The Lord of the Rings films one day when off sick from school, Styles told McKellen, "You're amazing." To which McKellen cooed, "So are you." The two then shared a good cuddle, as you do. 

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