Henry Cavill to Play Sherlock Holmes in ‘Enola Holmes’ with Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown will be starring in a movie about Sherlock Holmes’ 14-year-old sister, and Henry Cavill will be playing the beloved detective.

Legendary Entertainment is currently in pre-production on Enola Holmes, based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries young adult book series by Nancy Springer. The six-book series follows the much younger, although highly capable, younger sister to Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. Playing Enola’s mother is Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.

The books find Enola running away to London when Mycroft insists she attend boarding school and learns to become a proper lady. She solves a number of missing persons cases as  she eludes her brothers’ efforts to get her backs. Word is that the film will have Enola looking into the disappearance of a missing teenager whose father has been killed.

Directing the film is Harry Bradbeer, making his big-screen feature debut after a lengthy career in television (The Bill, The Hour, Killing Eve). The screenplay comes from Jack Throne (Wonder, His Dark Materials).

Brown made her feature debut this year with Godzilla: King of the Monsters and is set to reprise the role in Godzilla vs. Kong, which comes out in 2020. The third season of Stranger Things will be hitting Netflix on July 4.

Cavill will also be hitting Netflix soon. The Man of Steel star will be taking on the lead role in The Witcher, based on the monster fantasy book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Source: THR

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