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.

Will Sherlock Holmes be able to solve his greatest mystery yet? Take a look at the latest footage from this captivating mystery drama as Ian McKellen doffs Sherlock's signature pipe and cap to show the real side of this sleuthing superhero. In UK theaters June 19, and in U.S. theaters later this year:

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