Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown to star as Sherlock and Enola Holmes


Henry Cavill andStranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown have been castin a new Sherlock Holmes movie, based on theEnola Holmes novels by Nancy Springer.

The Enola Holmes Mysteries are a series of YA detective novels about Sherlock Holmes teenage sistera character who didnt appear in the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. The books feature characters from the Sherlock Holmes canon, but with a more modern, tween-friendly twist since they were published from 2006-2010.

Brown will star in the title role, with Helena Bonham Carter playing her mother. Meanwhile Cavillbest known for playing muscular action heroes like Supermanis a more offbeat choice to play Sherlock Holmes. This will be Browns first major lead role, after appearing in the ensemble cast ofGodzilla: King of the Monsters this year.

Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve, Fleabag) is onboard to direct, with Jack Thorne adapting the screenplay. Over the past few years, Thorne has become the go-to guy for this kind of British YA adaptation, recently writingThe Secret Garden and the TV adaptation of Philip PullmansHis Dark Materials, and co-writing J.K. Rowlings stage playHarry Potter and the Cursed Child.

With production expected to start this summer,Enola Holmes may come out in the same year as Robert Downey Jr. and Jude LawsSherlock Holmes 3.

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H/T Variety

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