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Here's your first look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

Here's your first look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen will play Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film Mr. Holmes, and the actor released a preview of what we can expect from his character in the film.

Though McKellen is only 75, he'll play a 93-year-old Sherlock in the film. The movie, directed by Bill Condon and based on a novel by Mitch Cullin, will take place in 1947, as Holmes enjoys his retirement.

Mr. Holmes is set for 2015 release and is currently in pre-production, Hypable reports. Take a look at McKellen's Sherlock below. --Meghan DeMaria