26 June 2020 16:30
Netflix's upcoming mystery film Enola Holmes, starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown as the titular character, has Sherlock fans excited for the upcoming film based on Nancy Springer's book series. Although not everyone is happy with the spin-off – the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the original Sherlock Holmes books, has filed a copyright lawsuit against Netflix over the film, according to the Daily Mail. Enola Holmes follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes's (Henry Cavill) younger sister, who escapes finishing school to search for her missing mother. With Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Susie Wokoma and Adeel Akhtar in the cast and recent first-look pictures released, there's a lot to be excited about when it comes to Enola Holmes. Although Netflix has not yet revealed a precise release date, Enola Holmes is set to land on the platform in September 2020.
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." First-look pictures of Enola Holmes have already been released by 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 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.
3/5 The Old Guard - coming to Netflix on July 10 Charlize Theron leads the cast in this fantasy action movie, playing the head of a team of immortal mercenaries whose existence comes under threat for the first time in centuries. When is the Enola Holmes film available on Netflix? Millie Bobby Brown confirmed on Instagram Enola Holmes will land on Netflix this September. As mentioned before, Millie Bobby Brown will lead as our titular hero, with Henry Cavill playing a younger version of famed detective Sherlock while Peaky Blinders star Sam Claflin stars as Mycroft. Chewing Gum star Susie Wokoma, Killing Eve's Fiona Shaw and Murdered by My Father actor Adeel Akhtar are also all billed to appear, alongside Torchwood's Burn Gorman and harry Potter actress Frances de la Tour, in roles currently yet to be confirmed.
Enola Holmes is scheduled to launch on Netflix in September You don't need to be a super genius to figure out why Netflix would want to work with Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill again. Because while Cavill might be playing Sherlock Holmes, it's Brown as his younger sister who is on the case. 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. Variety reports Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Netflix over copyright infringement. Netflix and Millie Bobby Brown's new film Enola Holmes is being sued Legendary Pictures, director Harry Bradbeer, screenwriter Jack Thorne, Nancy Springer and publisher Penguin Random House have also been named in the lawsuit. Netflix's upcoming Enola Holmes movie, which stars Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, is being sued by the estate of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for "copyright infringement". Millie stars as the teenage sister of famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes, based on the Enola Holmes book series, written by author Nancy Springer. Henry Cavill plays Sherlock Holmes himself and Helena Bonham Carter stars as their mother. The movie isn't set to be released until September, but now Netflix, Legendary Pictures, director Harry Bradbeer, screenwriter Jack Thorne, Nancy and her publisher Penguin Random House, are being sued for copyright infringement and trademark issues. As reported by Deadline, a 19-page lawsuit was filed in New Mexico on Wednesday (June 24) by the Doyle Estate, who previously settled out of court after suing Miramax over the 2015 movie Mr. Holmes. The Enola Holmes Mysteries novels feature elements from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, which were created in 1887. However, they now claim that Enola Holmes takes elements from Conan Doyle's last 10 stories. In later works, written between 1923 and 1927, Holmes changed and was considered softer and more empathetic following the deaths of Conan Doyle's eldest son and brother in the World War 1. Millie Bobby Brown stars as Enola Holmes. Enola Holmes will be available on Netflix in September.