Sir Ian Mckellan is a veteran actor therefore it is very fitting that he has been tapped to the elder version of SHERLOCK HOLMES. He has been tapped to play 93 years old Sherlock who has retired to Sussex and is battling with dementia.
Centering on the later years in the fictional Holmes’ life, when he retired to Sussex to keep bees, as Doyle’s stories suggested. Mrs. Munro (Linney) serves as something of a caretaker, albeit one with a young son Holmes takes a parental interest in. The story focuses on Holmes grappling with old age and dementia, while remaining obsessed with one unsolved case. It will toggle between decades, depicting Holmes both at age 91 and 63, when he’s working on his final case.
Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he's 93 years old and it's my turn. #MrHolmes