Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is taking a break from 1980s and headed for the 1880s.
Netflix just dropped a few first-look stills of Enola Holmes, the upcoming movie in which Brown, 16, plays the kid sister of the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill). Sam Claflin co-stars as her other brother, Mycroft.
Here’s the official synopsis as per Netflix:
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.
Early this week, Enola Holmes ran into some legal trouble with the estate of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. The estate is suing Netflix, claiming that the movie infringes on the Holmes stories copyright. Doyle wrote 56 stories and four novels based on Holmes between 1887 and 1927.
The lawsuit claims the version of the brilliant sleuth in the movie depicts the characterisation from the final 10 Holmes stories, published between 1923 and 1927, in which the coldly analytical detective is depicted — for the first time — as capable of having emotions.
No word on whether the lawsuit will delay the release of Enola Holmes, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in September.