Sir Ian McKellen will star as Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's adaptation of Mitch Cullin's "A Slight Trick of the Mind," this according to a press release that was picked up by outlets like Deadline.com and BuzzFeed.
McKellen will play Holmes in 1947 as an aging and "retired" detective who goes back to solve the one case that got away. The press release describes his situation like so: "With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life -- a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart."
Condon, free from the franchise obligations of "Twilight," will likely make this his next directorial project. The Oscar-winning screenwriter (who won the award for "Gods and Monsters," which starred McKellen) is in Toronto this week for the premiere of his new film, "The Fifth Estate," which focuses on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Condon also spent years working on a Richard Pryor biography, which The Weinstein Company recently picked up from Sony. Forest Whitaker will now produce that film, though whether Condon's script will be used or not remains to be seen.
For more on "A Slight Trick of the Mind," including specifics of the case, head to BuzzFeed.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misstated details surrounding Condon's Pryor biopic.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place