The Holmes family will reunite once again as Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill have signed on for a sequel to Enola Holmes. Brown will reprise her role as the young title character while Cavill returns as the legendary Sherlock Holmes, Enola’s older brother.
Also returning for the sequel is Enola Holmes‘ Harry Bradbeer and Jack Thorne. Bradbeer will once again direct the film from a script by Thorne.
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with my Enola Holmes family! Enola holds a special place in my heart – she’s strong, fearless, intelligent and brave,” Brown said. “I look forward to fans seeing how her journey continues!”
Enola Holmes is based on Nancy Springer’s book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries. Written from 2007 – 2010 with six books in the series, it followed Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ younger sister Enola as she began carving out her own career as a private detective, focusing on solving missing persons cases while eluding her elder brothers who wanted to return her to her boarding school.
Bradbeer and Thorne will executive produce alongside Legendary’s Joshua Grode and Michael Dreyer. Brown will also serve as a producer with Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions company alongside Legendary’s Mary Parent, Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes.
England, 1884 – a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) 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 (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for “proper” young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history. Based on the beloved book series by Nancy Springer, ENOLA HOLMES is a dynamic new mystery-adventure that introduces the world’s greatest detective to his fiercest competition yet: his teenage sister. The game is afoot.
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