Cannes: Laura Linney joins Sir Ian McKellen in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind'

Three-time Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney has joined Sir Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's upcoming A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND, which will begin shooting in the UK this summer.

Set in 1947, A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND follows a long-retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), who lives in a sleepy village outside of London with his housekeeper (Linney) and her amateur-sleuthing son.

With his legendary mental powers on the wane and minus his sidekick Watson, Holmes becomes haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago where he remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband and a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

FilmNation will be selling A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND during the market at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Laura Linney at the Lincoln Memorial, January 2009
By Donna Lou Morgan, U.S. Navy (Laura Linney at the Inaugural Opening Ceremonies), via Wikimedia Commons