Netflix Acquires Enola Holmes Starring Millie Bobbie Brown & Henry Cavill
Netflix has acquired the new Sherlock Holmes film Enola Holmes from Legendary Entertainment, led by Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The film is based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries. Enola Holmes tells the story of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola seeks help from her older brothers. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to finishing school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful and fearless young 1880s woman can do… she runs away to London to find her. Meeting a cast of memorable characters along the way, Enola’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy that could alter the course of political history. Enola Holmes puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
The Enola Holmes cast includes Millie Bobby Brown (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Stranger Things), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games films, Me Before You), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Les Miserables), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Harry Potter films), Frances de la Tour (Into the Woods, Harry Potter films), Louis Partridge (Medici), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit), with Henry Cavill (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel, The Witcher), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter films).
The movie is directed by Emmy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and written by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts).
Producers include Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Ali Mendes as well as Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle. Legendary’s Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, and Bradbeer will executive produce.
The book series, which began with The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006, is comprised of six books in total. The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively.