18 August 2020 00:50
Millie Bobby Brown's latest Netflix outing – mystery film Enola Holmes – is set to land on the platform in September, with the Stranger Things star playing Sherlock Holmes' younger sister, acting alongside Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Claflin. While Netflix had initially given little away, the streamer recently released a teaser trailer for the film, with a cryptic caption which appears to give away Enola Holmes' precise release date. Based on Nancy Springer's book series of the same name, Enola Holmes follows the adventures of Sherlock (Cavill) and Mycroft's (Claflin) sister Enola, who escapes finishing school to look for her recently-missing mother (Bonham Carter), meeting runaway Marquis of Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge) along the way and becoming a super-sleuth in her own right. Get Netflix and on demand news and recommendations direct to your inbox Sign up to receive our newsletter! Sign up to get alerts on Netflix and on demand services and receive TV and entertainment email newsletters from our award-winning editorial team.
When is Enola Holmes released? Netflix has not plainly revealed Enola Holmes' release date, however it seems to have done so cryptically. The streamer released a teaser trailer for a film on Monday 17th August, with the caption: "alone loshme reeebtpms wnettyrhitd". When solved, the anagram reads: Enola Holmes September Twenty third – therefore, it appears the film is set to land on Netflix on Wednesday 23rd September. What is Enola Holmes about?
Based on the Nancy Springer books, Enola Holmes is set in 19th century England and centres around Sherlock's younger sister (Millie Bobby Brown), who discovers on her 16th birthday that her mother has disappeared with no clue as to where she's gone. Netflix teases: "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." Speaking to Total Film, Bradbeer said: "There was the fact that there was a sister that people probably hadn't considered existed." "That automatically brings the whole feminist stance and a feminist angle on the Holmes story, which was particularly interesting to me, as Holmes was thought of as being someone who was a little bit of a misogynist," he said. Speaking about playing Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix film, Henry Cavil said: "When Harry [Bradbeer] and I were discussing the character, we were very aware that Sherlock had been played wonderfully many times by many wonderful actors." This isn't a Sherlock Holmes movie," he continued. "This is an Enola Holmes movie. You can get the complete Sherlock Holmes book collection on Amazon for £13.02. Enola Holmes trailer Netflix dropped a cryptic trailer for Enola Holmes on Monday 17th August, with the caption: "alone loshme reeebtpms wnettyrhitd" It looks as though each word in the caption is an anagram, which when solved, reads: "Enola Holmes September Twenty third". In the 20 second clip, we get a brief look at Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock's younger sister with a mind "sharp as a tack", as well as Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar, Fiona Shaw and Susan Wokoma donning 19th century attire. Why is Arthur Conan Doyle's estate suing Netflix? According to the Daily Mail, the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – author of the original Sherlock Holmes books – is suing Netflix for copyright infringement over Enola Holmes. The Doyle Estate reportedly lost most of its rights to the character in 2014, however it has argued in a 19-page complaint that the film depicts Holmes as possessing emotions which were a late addition to the character in books not yet in the public domain. The Doyle Estate claim that the copyright of the author's last ten stories, published between 1923 and 1927, still belong to them. The Estate claims that the film's portrayal of Holmes would represent copyright infringement. RadioTimes.com has contacted the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle for further comment. Enola Holmes cast The Netflix film stars 16-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) as Enola Holmes, while Superman Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Justice League) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Love, Rosie) play her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft respectively. Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Harry Potter) portrays the siblings' mother Eudoria, who mysteriously disappears on Enola's birthday, and Paddington 2 actor Louis Partridge plays runaway Viscount Tewksbury. Fleabag's Fiona Shaw plays Miss Harrison, the mistress of Enola's new finishing school, while Murder Mystery's Adeel Akhtar plays a young Inspector Lestrade. Chewing Gum's Susie Wokoma plays Edith, the owner of a London tea house and jiu-jitsy master, alongside Torchwood's Burn Gorman as henchman Linthorn, The History Boys' Frances de la Tour as Tewksbury's grandmother, Valkyrie's David Bamber as Sir Whimbrel and Beauty and the Beast's Hattie Morahan as Lady Tewkesbury. Enola Holmes books If you want to get a head start on the novels before Netflix releases this adaptation, look no further. The Enola Holmes Mysteries, written by American author Nancy Springer, consists of six books: However, if you'd like to read the series' source material – Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels – you can buy his complete works on Amazon. Enola Holmes is set for release on Netflix in September 2020. Netflix has confirmed when Millie Bobby Brown's Sherlock movie Enola Holmes will launch. The streaming platform released a short promo on social media, along with a garbled message reading: "alone loshme reeebtpms wnettyrhitd." The solved anagram reveals that the film is set for a release on Wednesday, September 23. Based on Nancy Springer's novel series and set in the 19th century, Enola Holmes centres on Sherlock's rebellious younger sister Enola, played by Millie – known for her role as Eleven in Netflix's Stranger Things. Enola, a teenage genius, embarks on her own mission when her mother Eudoria goes missing. Ignoring the wishes of her older brother Mycroft to go to a finishing school, Millie's character disguises herself as a boy and heads for London, hoping to follow a series of clues that will reveal her mother's location. But things get a bit more complicated, as she comes across a runaway young lord and a human rights conspiracy in the process. Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin star as Sherlock and Mycroft respectively, with Helena Bonham Carter playing Eudoria. Fiona Shaw, Adeel Akhtar, Susie Wokoma, Frances de la Tour and Louis Partridge also feature. Earlier this year, Netflix shared a number of first-look images for the film – including one picture showing Enola speaking to her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft. Related: Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown unveils new hairstyle in first look at her role on Sherlock movie Enola Holmes isn't the only Netflix film Millie is appearing in. Last month, it was announced that the Stranger Things actress will star in and produce a movie adaptation of Tess Sharpe's upcoming novel The Girls I've Been. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io This commenting section is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. You may be able to find more information on their web site.