Millie Bobby Brown to play Sherlock Holmes' little sister in new film series

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Jan 9, 2018

Eleven won't be in Hawkins forever, she's gotta spread her wings and fly. Well, not Eleven per se, but the actress who plays her, the 13-year-old Millie Bobby Brown. The Stranger Things star found her way into our hearts as the telekenetic government experiment of few words who gains a set of unlikely friends in a small Indiana town during the early 1980s — but now she's eyeing a film franchise.

The British performer is set to produce and star in her own movie series based on Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes young adult book series. Based on an exclusive report by Deadline, Brown has struck a deal with Legendary Entertainment to produce the films via her own company, PCMA. Springer's novels (of which there are six) focus on the 14-year-old sister of Sherlock Holmes who shares the family gift for solving mysteries.

The Case of the Missing Marquess kicked off the books in 2006 and The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye closed them out in 2010. Book #1 and Book #7 (The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline) were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010 respectively. 

Despite being one of the biggest breakout stars of Stranger Things, Brown hasn't really shown up in any other shows or films. Yes, she's been on Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy, but she needs meatier, top-billed roles that will turn her into a young Jennifer Lawrence. This new franchise will give her a chance to branch out from Stranger Things and become the mega superstar she deserves to be. Of course, it might be cool to have the Duffers or Shawn Levy direct the first Enola Holmes movie to keep the momentum going.

She'll also appear in next year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is being soely produced by Legendary.