Earlier this week, Netflix shared the first teaser trailer for its film adaptation of Enola Holmes, which stars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as the younger sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. We now have a poster and a new photo for the film to share with you that you can check out below. It features several of the characters who fill the story.
The movie is based on Nancy Springer’s book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries. Enola Holmes tells the story of “Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, 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.”
When talking about the film, director Harry Bradbeer said:
“The newer spin [in this version] is that Enola Holmes hasn’t really been looked at very closely as a character. One way to bring out a different side of Sherlock was to bring him into a familial relationship where he was forced to care for someone.”
Joining Millie Bobby Brown in the film are Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Witcher) as Sherlock Holmes, 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), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Year of the Rabbit), and two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter films).
The movie was directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Killing Eve) from a script written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Aeronauts), and it will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, September 23rd.