Millie Bobby Brown is ditching her Stranger Things sci-fi/horror roots to take on the role of Sherlock's teen sister in upcoming Netflix movie Enola Holmes. Ahead of the film's September drop date, the streaming giant has released the first official trailer, and we can confirm we'll definitely be adding it to the watch list.
The film features an all-star cast, with Henry Cavill playing Sherlock Holmes and Sam Claflin taking on Mycroft, while Helena Bonham Carter plays Mrs Holmes.
Based on the Enola Holmes book series by Nancy Springer, the film focuses on 16-year-old super-sleuth Enola, who sets off on a mission to find her missing mother (Bonham-Carter) and "unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord" - all the while outwitting her brothers.
The trailer, which dropped on August 25th, opens with Millie's character asking: "Now where to begin? My mother named me Enola which, backwards, spells alone, and yet we were always together and it was wonderful. She was my whole world. Which leads me onto the second thing you need to know: a week ago I awoke to find that my mother was missing and she did not return."
At this point, she goes to meet her brothers - Mycroft and Sherlock - and the adventures begin.
The movie is directed by Fleabag and Killing Eve director Harry Bradbeer, while His Dark Materials and The Eddy writer Jack Thorne is behind the screenplay. The film also stars Harry Potter’s Fiona Shaw, Unforgotten's Adeel Akhtar and Vanity Fair's Frances de la Tour.
Netflix went ahead with the film despite being sued by the estate of Sherlock creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle earlier this year. According to Deadline, the estate sued Netflix for copyright and trademark issues relating to the film’s portrayal of Sherlock as possessing emotions. It's not yet clear if Netflix has responded to the lawsuit.
Watch Enola Holmes on Netflix September 23rd.
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