Netflix has acquired more content featuring its Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown! The streaming service has bought global rights, excluding China, to the Enola Holmes movie from Legendary Entertainment.
The film, which is based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, was previously going to be distributed to theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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.
Based on the beloved Edgar-nominated book series, Enola Holmes tells the story of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), 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.
The Enola Holmes movie puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
The cast includes 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), and Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit).
Also featured are Henry Cavill (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel, The Witcher), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, The Wings of the Dove, Harry Potter films).
Henry Cavill plays Sherlock Holmes and Sam Claflin is the eldest of the Holmes siblings, Mycroft Holmes. Helena Bonham Carter stars as the Holmes clan’s enigmatic mother, Eudoria.
The Enola Holmes movie was directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve) from a script by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts).
The 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. The executive producers are Legendary’s Joshua Grode; Michael Dreyer; and Harry Bradbeer.
The creative filmmaking team includes BAFTA-nominated director of photography Giles Nuttgens (Hell or High Water, Collette), Oscar-nominated production designer Michael Carlin (The Duchess, Collette), editor Adam Bosman (Netflix’s The Crown), and three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Consolata Boyle (Victoria & Abdul, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Queen). The music was composed by Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Yesterday).