Eleven from Stranger Things to Play Sherlock Holmes’ Sister in New YA Franchise


The success of Stranger Things has already helped boost the careers of a few of its stars with Finn Wolfhard starring in Stephen King’s It and David Harbour landing the lead role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Now it looks like Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), is set to break out on the big screen as well. She already landed a major role in the upcoming Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and now this week we are hearing that she will headline another new movie franchise being set up at Legendary Entertainment. The franchise will revolve around Enola Holmes, the teenage sister of world famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to Deadline, Millie Bobby Brown has finalized a deal to star in a series of movies based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer. The Edgar Award-nominated YA books revolve around Sherlock Holmes’ fourteen-year-old sister Enola who solves mysteries of her own (Sherlock is twenty years older and already a renowned detective). The character is obviously not part of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s canon, but the books draw from established elements of the original stories.

Considering that we still do not know the status of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies, it will be interesting to see if this movie makes it to theatres first. Anyone who grew up in the ’80s may remember that there was already a Young Sherlock Holmes movie produced by Steven Spielberg back in 1985. There is also a new Nancy Drew TV series in development at NBC, although it has reportedly been reworked a couple of times. Do you have any interest seeing an Enola Holmes movie?

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