Netflix has acquired the global rights, excluding China, to Enola Holmes from Legendary Entertainment which stars Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and Superman and The Witcher actor Henry Cavill.
The film is based on Nancy Springer’s Edgar Award-nominated book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, which began with "The Case of the Missing Marquess" in 2006, and 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.
The Enola Holmes movie tells the story of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes’ (Sam Claflin) rebellious teen sister Enola (Billie 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. Enola Holmes puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family.
Enola Holmes is directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winner Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve), written by BAFTA and Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts), produced by Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle, and executive produced by Legendary’s Joshua Grode, Michael Dreyer, and Harry Bradbeer.
Henry Cavill excited for Enola Holmes
Henry Cavill previously said he was excited about the movie.
"Very excited to play a character as fantastic as Sherlock Holmes and very very fortunate to be working with Millie Bobby Brown!" Henry Cavill posted on Instagram. "Millie, I will see you back in London soon sis!"
The cast also includes Sam Claflin 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), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, The Wings of the Dove, Harry Potter films).
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).