Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown To Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown

Legendary Entertainment has closed a deal for "Stranger Things" actress Millie Bobby Brown to star in a film series based on Nancy Springer's "Enola Holmes Mysteries" novel series.

The Victorian-set young adult books began in 2006 with The Case of the Missing Marquess and followed the 14-year-old sister of the already-famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes, 20 years older than Enola. Not sure even Eleven could pull that off. Brown had previously landed a major role in Legendary's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but this will be her first starring role in a major movie franchise. It turns out that she's a gift detective like her older brothers Sherlock and Mycroft (Unlike Sherlock and Mycroft, however, Enola wasn't a part of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories, but rather an original creation of Springer's). This book and the fifth book, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, earned Sprinder nominations for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010.

We'll just have to wait and see if Millie Bobby Brown will solve this mystery with some Demogorgon-destroying psychic abilities alongside her newfound powers of deduction. Brown will produce under her PCMA Productions banner. As Brown expands her repertoire beyond the Upside Down, this seems like a plum opportunity to branch out: everyone loves a good mystery, and tonally the series could afford Brown the chance to stretch her muscles outside of the sci-fi space-not to mention, speak in full and coherent sentences.

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