Enola Holmes: See Henry Cavill As Sherlock In The First Trailer

By Liana Keane | 10 months ago

Enola Holmes

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.

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Considering we are, both, going through the Easter period, and going through The Lockdown, I figured it a good time to put a silver lining onto the cloud that is some of the darker moments during this time. So I've decided to polish some old skills and try my hand at some new ones! It is a time of rebirth after all. So, as you can see here, the obvious might look a little bit like a tiny helmet…which it is. One of my almost life long hobbies, that I've been following but not actively doing, is this. A company called Games Workshop…or plastic crack as "we" call it. Genuinely can't get enough of the lore they have built over the decades. They have been some of my most enthused reads! If you were in denial about me being a geek before, you can't hide from it now. Also, in the background of this photo, there may just be some completely new skills I'm working on…..or there may not be, so all of your eye squinting and attempts at digital unfocusing will be in vain….orrrr maybe they won't. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all of the NHS (National Health Service, here in the UK) and healthcare workers worldwide, for your unceasing efforts to protect us. I imagine it might be feeling a little rough right now, but you Ladies and Gents are absolutely smashing it! Keep it up! You got this. "Hold on a second", I hear you utter….."if he has both hands in the photo…how is he taking the photo??" New skills, my friends….new skills. #Easter #Passover #GamesWorkshop #ProperGeek #Custodes #NewSkills #NHS #ThankYou #Raggy?

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So maybe Henry Cavill can pull this off.

The Plot Of Enola Holmes

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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.

The Cast

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Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) is set to star as Enola Holmes.

In the movie version of Enola Holmes, Enola is played by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.

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Henry Cavill (The Witcher) co-stars as Sherlock Holmes.

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.

Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) appears as Mycroft Holmes.
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Helena Bonham Carter as Enola’s Mother

Release Date

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”.