Ever since Stranger Things hit in 2016, we’ve predicted big things for its younger cast members, especially Millie Bobby Brown because of her unforgettable performance as Eleven. And while we’re still awaiting word about Stranger Things 3, Brown has already lined up her next starring role as Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.
Deadline broke the story that Legendary Entertainment has signed Brown to star in and produce a new film series based upon Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes novels. Brown had previously landed a major role in Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but this will be her first starring role in a major movie franchise. And if the initial film is successful, it’s likely all six of Springer’s Enola Holmes mysteries could be adapted.
Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie’s parents that “she has instincts you cannot teach.” She advised Millie’s parents that Millie could “mix it with the best kids in Hollywood.” They packed up and drove from Orlando to Los Angeles, and within a week, Millie was meeting with the town’s top children’s talent agencies. She was offered representation by all the agents that she met. Within three months of being in Hollywood, Millie was offered the role of young Alice in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013). In November 2013, after just one self-taped audition, and without meeting the producers/directors, Millie was offered the role of Madison O’Donnell in BBC America’s show, “Intruders.”