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‘Mr. Holmes’ UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case

‘Mr. Holmes’ UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case

Following the first domestic trailer released back in March, Entertainment One UK has debuted a new British trailer for Mr. Holmes. This upcoming drama takes a different look at Sherlock Holmes' story then we've ever seen before, with Ian McKellen playing the aging detective, who has now retired and is living a quiet life. The drama will be released in UK theaters June 19, and in U.S. theaters July 17.

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes has returned from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’: Ian McKellen Reports from Table Read

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Ian McKellen Reports from Table Read

http://movieweb.com/disney-beauty-beast-remake-cast-photo-selfie/Yesterday, we got our first look at the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. Josh Gad, who plays Le Fou, shared a selfie that included himself alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Missing from the photo was Ian McKellen, who stars as the Beast's butler turned alarm clock Cogsworth. To make up for that, he has reported back from the set with an in-depth account of the first table read.

Beauty and the Beast will begin shooting in London very soon under the direction of Bill Condon, best known for musicals Chicago and Dreamgirls. Also participating in the cast read were Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), though they were not pictured. The only primary character from the animated version that hasn't been cast yet is Lumiere, voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 movie.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets Ian McKellen as Cogsworth

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Gets Ian McKellen as Cogsworth

The cast of Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast keeps growing and growing, with Variety reporting that Ian McKellen has signed on to play Cogsworth. In the original 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast, Cogsworth was the Beast's butler, who was then turned into a clock after a curse swept through his castle. The original Beauty and the Beast grossed over $375 million worldwide, and is one of the few animated movies to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

Ian McKellen joins a cast that already includes Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Josh Gad (LeFou) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Bill Condon is directing from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos, with Stephen Chbosky providing a rewrite. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing through their Mandeville Films production company.

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‘Mr. Holmes’ Trailer: Ian McKelllen Is Sherlock Holmes

‘Mr. Holmes’ Trailer: Ian McKelllen Is Sherlock Holmes

After taking on such iconic roles as Magneto in X-Men and Gandalf in The Hobbit, Ian McKellen is ready to take on the role of his lifetime as he assumes the identity of an aging super sleuth in Mr. Holmes. The film reunites Ian McKellen with his Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon, who went onto helm the Oscar nominated Dreamgirls and will next tackle the Disney live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast. Opening summer 2015, Miramax and Roadside Attractions have now debuted the first teaser trailer for Mr. Holmes.

Mr. Holmes brings a new twist on the world's most famous detective. It is 1947, and an aging Sherlock Holmes has returned from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Ian McKellen Will Return as Magneto

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Ian McKellen Will Return as Magneto

Naturally, the news has yet to be confirmed by 20th Century Fox, but it does hint at some intriguing possibilities. We already know that X-Men: Apocalypse will be the last installment of the trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class and continued with last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story will also be set in the 1980s, with several new cast members recently signing on to play younger versions of Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan). If Ian McKellen does appear as the older version of Magneto, it's possible that the movie could feature some scenes in the present day, perhaps as a flash-forward, but that has not been confirmed.

Oscar Isaac also stars as Apocalypse, with X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy (younger Professor X), Michael Fassbender (younger Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast) expected to reprise their roles, although they have yet to be confirmed at this time. Who else do you hope shows up in X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to director Bryan Singer's adventure starting production.

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‘Mr. Holmes’ Clip Introduces Ian McKellen as Sherlock

‘Mr. Holmes’ Clip Introduces Ian McKellen as Sherlock

An aging Sherlock Holmes shares his story with a young boy in the first clip from ‘Mr. Holmes’ starring Ian McKellen.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Won't Include McKellen or Stewart

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Won't Include McKellen or Stewart

Patrick Stewart says neither he nor Ian McKellen will reprise their roles for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as it takes place in the 80s.
Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen Join ‘Animal Crackers’

Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen Join ‘Animal Crackers’

Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen lead the voice cast of Blue Dream Studios' animated adventure ‘Animal Crackers’.