Sherlock Holmes is perhaps one of the most fitting literary characters to date, but there is still mileage inthe character: a new Netflix movie takes a spin on the Holmes myth by focusing on Sherlock's little sister.
Enola Holmes - adapted from the Nancy Springer series of novels - plays Stranger Things 'Millie Bobby Brown in the title role, with Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin as her older brothers Sherlock and Mycroft. Their mother, Eudoria, is played by Helena Bonham Carter, and it is her disappearance that gives momentum to Enola's first case.
Below is an exclusive look at Brown as Enola and Louis Partridge as the young Lord she crosses paths with. It comes from our sister publication Total Film magazine , and theonality on the set in their new issue. Check it out:
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"The new spin [in this version] is that Enola Holmes wasn 't really been considered very closely as a character, ”says director Harry Bradbeer, who has impressed with his television work, especially his collaborations with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (he directed the first two episodes of Killing Eve, and both series inthirds of Fleabag). One way to bring out a different side of Sherlock was to put him "in a family relationship where he had to take care of someone," Bradbeer tells Total movie .
Besides playing, Brown made her produce debut here too. "I'm still actively looking for material," she explains of the series of books. "When I read Enola, I wanted to do it the next day. Maybe three years since I read it, I was like, "OK, great. I want to be Enola tomorrow. " My dad said to me, "You can't. " I thought to myself: "No, I really can! " Three years later, here we are! "
Enola Holmes launches on Netflix on the 23rd September. For more on the film, including interviews with Brown, Bradbeer, Cavill and Claflin, grab a copy of the new issue of Total Film - which will hit shelves both real and digital from this Friday August 21. Check out the new covers below; the one on the left is on its way to subscribers right now.
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