Millie Bobby Brown may be just 16-years-old, but she's already racked up an acting career many in Hollywood would be envious of - from her breakout role in Stranger Things, of which she won an Emmy Award, to movie blockbusters like Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But, her latest role could be her best yet.
The actress is set to star in and produce Netflix movie, Enola Holmes, adapted from the six-book series by Nancy Springer (so, it has some serious franchise potential). While Sherlock Holmes has attracted some major names over the years - including Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and now Henry Cavill in Netflix's most recent adaptation - it's Bobby Brown who takes centre stage this time.
The show description reads: "On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies."
Enola instead escapes to search for her mother, but her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runway where her she becomes a super-sleuth, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that "threatens to set back the course of history."
Helena Bonham Carter will play Enola's mother, while Sam Claflin and Cavill will play her brothers.
Acclaimed director Henry Bradbeer, who was behind Killing Eve and Fleabag, will be at the helm.
Speaking on the new project, he said: “It struck me as a fresh approach in a number of ways", adding, “There was the fact that there was a sister that people probably hadn’t considered existed, and that automatically brings the whole feminist stance and a feminist angle on the Holmes story, which was particularly interesting to me, as Holmes was thought of as being someone who was a little bit of a misogynist.”
The film will be released in September 2020.