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Millie Bobby Brown to play the sleuthing little sister of Sherlock Holmes

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After a youth spent fending off D&D monsters and city-demolishing lizards, Millie Bobby Brown is ready to solve some quaint, perhaps less-apocalyptic mysteries. Variety reports that the Stranger Things actress will play Enola Holmes, the young sister of Sherlock Holmes, in a new film based on Nancy Springer’s The Enola Holmes Mysteries book series. The six-book series follows the budding detective’s own investigations, as well as how they intersect with those of her older brother, who probably can’t stop threatening to tell Mom on her. 

Legendary’s set to produce the film, which will be helmed by Harry Bradbeer, the British director behind Killing Eve and Fleabag. Jack Thorne, who penned the upcoming His Dark Materials adaptation for the BBC and HBO, is handling scripting duties. Filming is said to begin this summer, after Brown finishes refereeing Godzilla Vs. Kong.

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While we’re excited to see Brown’s amateur sleuthing skills, we’re perhaps more excited to see the eye rolls she’ll no doubt be throwing towards her big bro, who we’re going to go ahead and assume is more Buzz McCallister than Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.