People

Millie Bobby Brown takes the lead in feminist Sherlock Holmes movie

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
British actress Millie Bobby Brown poses during a photo call as she arrives to attend the Moncler women's Fall/Winter 2019/2020 collection fashion show, on February 20, 2019 in Milan. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Helena Bonham Carter and Henry Cavill will star alongside Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown in a new film focused on Sherlock Holmes’ much younger sister…

Sherlock Holmes – the fictional detective of Baker Street – is the most portrayed movie character in history, so you’d be forgiven for rolling your eyes over news that another Holmes movie is in the works.

This one, though, comes with a twist. Because, while Henry Cavill will be bringing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary creation to life once again, this movie will not be focused on the detective himself.

Instead, it will focus on his fourteen-year-old sister Enola. And who better to bring to life the mystery-busting teen than Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown?

You may also like

The Stranger Things 3 trailer has landed, and the American dream is over

That’s right: EW has confirmed that Brown will take the lead in The Enola Holmes Mysteries

A production from Legendary, the film is an adaptation of author Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name, about the adventures of budding detective Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister.

And, as the first book (released in 2006) is pretty much entirely focused on Enola’s relationship with her free-spirited mother, it makes sense that producers would ask the iconic Helena Bonham Carter to step into the role. 

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown, Netflix
Helena Bonham Carter will play Enola’s mother in the new Enola Holmes movie

“When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her,” reads the synopsis for the first Enola Holmes book. “But nothing can prepare her for what awaits.”

It continues: “When she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers – all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother’s strange disappearance.

“Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?”

Anyone else have a feeling that the tenacious Enola will solve the mystery in no-time flat?

You may also like

Millie Bobby Brown responds to backlash over her and Drake’s relationship

Before Enola, though, Brown still has some unfinished business with Stranger Things’ Eleven.

The third season of the Netflix series – slated to return on 4 July – will see Elle and her friends attempt to have a normal summer. This being Hawkins, though, you can pretty much guarantee that they won’t have a very happy 4 July at all.

“It’s really the final summer of their childhood,” creator Ross Duffer has said of the season. “They’re dealing with growing up, with these complicated new relationships. They’re starting to fall apart a little bit, and maybe they don’t love playing Dungeons & Dragons as much as they used to.

“Naturally, that’s going to generate conflict.”

With the third season already confirmed to be “funnier but darker” than Stranger Things episodes of the past, we have a feeling that Eleven’s not out of the woods/Upside Down just yet.

Roll on the 4 July already…

Want must-binge culture tips and chic interiors hacks? Sign up for the Stylist Loves Staying In email

Image: Getty

Topics

Share this article

Author

Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

Recommended by Kayleigh Dray

People

Millie Bobby Brown explains how health condition made her a better performer

The Stranger Things star is every bit as resilient as her on-screen persona

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
People

Millie Bobby Brown follows her “hero” Audrey Hepburn into new charity venture

The actress just became the youngest person ever to be named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
Published
People

Millie Bobby Brown makes Stranger Things fan's dreams come true

She was already the coolest teenager we know, turns out she's also the nicest

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
People

Millie Bobby Brown responds to backlash over her and Drake’s relationship

“I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life,” said the Stranger Things star, “[and] you don’t get to choose that for me.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published
Life

The Stranger Things 3 trailer has landed, and the American dream is over

As predicted, it’s not going to be a very happy Fourth of July for Eleven and the gang…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
Published