Laura Linney signs up for new Sherlock Holmes movie

News Simon Brew 8 May 2014 - 07:39

Laura Linney and Ian McKellen are teaming up for a new Sherlock Holmes project...

Now this looks interesting. A brand new Sherlock Holmes movie is on the way, but it's not the latest chapter of Warner Bros' franchise, that stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Instead, it's a film about an older Sherlock Holmes, set to be played by Sir Ian McKellen. And we now hear that he's been joined in the cast by the thoroughly brilliant Laura Linney. She will play Holmes' housekeeper, Mrs Munro, in the new movie.

The film, called A Slight Trick Of The Mind, is set to be directed by Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, the final two Twilight movies). Linney and Condon previously worked together on the tremendously underrated Kinsey.

The film is based on the novel by Mitch Cullin of the same name, and Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted it for screen. In the story, we spend time with Sherlock Holmes at the age of both 63 and 91. With a bit of luck, A Slight Trick Of The Mind should be in cinemas next year.

EW.

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