Netflix has release a first look at 'Enola Holmes', starring Millie Bobby Brown. Brown's character will be playing the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill. The movie also stars Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes with Helena Bonham Carter as their mother. The movie is slated for a September release.
"Based on the beloved Edgar-nominated book series, ENOLA HOLMES tells the story of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola, a gifted super-sleuth in her own right who often outsmarts her brilliant siblings. When her mother mysteriously disappears on her 16th birthday, Enola seeks help from her older brothers. But soon realizing they’re less interested in solving the case than in packing her off to finishing school, Enola does the only thing a smart, resourceful and fearless young 1880s woman can do… she runs away to London to find her. Meeting a cast of memorable characters along the way, Enola’s caught in the middle of a conspiracy that could alter the course of political history. ENOLA HOLMES puts a dynamic new female twist on the world’s greatest detective and his brilliant family."
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has filed a lawsuit against Netflix, the book's author Nancy Springer, her publisher Random House, and the movie's production company Legendary Pictures. The estate owned copyright for 10 out of 60 Sherlock Holmes. The stories have been moving into the public domain slowly since 2016, but some are still protected. They argue that some of the characteristics Sherlock has been given in the movie are unique to the stories that they still have the rights to. These apparently include "warmer," "capable of friendship," "expressing emotion," and "respecting women." The estate had previously sued Miramax over the 2015 film "Mr. Holmes", starring Ian McKellan as Sherlock.