Enola Holmes (film)

Enola Holmes is an upcoming British mystery film based on the book series of the same name by Nancy Springer. The film is directed by Harry Bradbeer and written by Jack Thorne. Millie Bobby Brown stars as the title character, while also serving as a producer on the film. Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter also star.
It is scheduled for a September 2020 release on Netflix.


The film chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister Enola.


By February 2019, a film adaptation of the Nancy Springer book series was in development, with Millie Bobby Brown producing and starring in the title role and Harry Bradbeer set to direct. In June, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Adeel Akhtar and Fiona Shaw joined the cast, with Sam Claflin, Louis Partridge, Susie Wokoma and Burn Gorman joining in July as filming began in London. Filming also took place at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire.
The Conan Doyle Estate filed a lawsuit against Netflix over the film, claiming it violates copyright by depicting Sherlock Holmes as having emotions, an aspect of the character which they argue does not fall under the public domain as he was only described as having emotions in stories published between 1923 to 1927, and the copyright for the stories published in that period still belong to the estate.


As of July 2019, Daniel Pemberton had been hired to compose the film's score.


In April 2020, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film, as opposed to a theatrical release due to COVID-19. The film is scheduled for release in September 2020.