Enola Holmes is based on a series of books by author Nancy Springer which follows the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft Holmes as she attempts to follow in both her older brothers’ footsteps. You might think given this premise that the movie will be aimed at younger kids, but it has a PG-13 rating which means it’s definitely going for a wider audience.
After some confusion Netflix has acquired the rights to the already finished Enola Holmes movie and it will now skip theaters and debut directly on their streaming service.
Enola Holmes Promotion
Henry Cavill is not normally known for playing very cerebral characters but he’s playing the most cerebral character of all time in Enola Holmes. Here’s a few close-up shots…
He looks dashing. Whether he can pull off brilliant remains to be seen. For all the time Cavill has spent playing fairly average-brained characters, the actor himself is actually an incredibly intelligent person. He’s a certified geek, the kind who spends his weekends painting Warhammer figures and constructing his own computer.
So maybe Henry Cavill can pull this off.
The Plot Of Enola Holmes
Details of the plot of the movie version’s adaptation of the books are thin. However we do know that it will involve Sherlock’s little sister Enola Holmes leaving familiar surroundings on a journey to find her missing mother.
We also know that it’s set in period specific Holmesian times and this isn’t some kind of modern re-imagining of the Holmes mythos. They’re keeping it period specific and merely adding in a little Holmes sister.
In the movie version of Enola Holmes, Enola is played by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.
Henry Cavill is playing Sherlock Holmes. Cavill is best known for playing big, brooding, muscle-bound characters… basically characters which are nothing at all like Sherlock Holmes. What a Henry Cavill Holmes will be like should prove fascinating.
We first found out when Enola Holmes would be released, thanks to this coded message included with the movie’s first teaser…
The clue: “alone loshme reeebtpms wnettyrhitd”. The solution: It’s an anagram for “Enola Holmes September Twentythird”.