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See Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes'

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Sherlock’s pipe has been passed on to Ian McKellen, who’s playing the famous detective in the upcoming film Mr. Holmes—and now we have a photo to prove it.

The film is based not on Arthur Conan Doyle’s series—which made the fictional Holmes famous—but Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, about an older Sherlock obsessing over one final case.

Bill Condon, who worked with McKellen on 1998’s Gods and Monsters, is directing.

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Originally posted July 9 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

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