Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is going to play the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. She’s just signed a deal to star in a series of movies based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novels by Nancy Springer.
A character wholly created by Springer, Enola Holmes is the teenage sister of the iconic detective. She also has a knack for solving mysteries, and the six novels in the series, which began in 2006, tell their own stories while also including famous characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic franchise.
Legendary Entertainment put together the project, and Brown will not only star, but also be a producer. Not bad for a 13-year-old.
No writers or directors are attached yet so it seems like the series is a little ways off from hitting the screen. But the idea of a young, talented actress getting to headline her very own mystery franchise seems like a smart one on all levels. If it works, it could be Legendary’s very own Harry Potter. Minus the magic.