Legendary has closed a deal for Sam Claflin to join the cast of “Enola Holmes” alongside Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw and Adeel Akhtar.
The film, starring Millie Bobby Brown and directed by Harry Bradbeer, is based on Nancy Springer’s book series, “The Enola Holmes Mysteries.” The script was written by Jack Thorne.
Legendary will produce with Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown producing through their PCMA Productions shingle. Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the film for Legendary.
The book series, which began with “The Case of the Missing Marquess” in 2006, is comprised of six books in total and tells the adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister, Enola, a highly capable detective in her own right. The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010, respectively.
Claflin’s upcoming projects include “The Nightingale,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Peaky Blinders.” His previous projects include “Me Before You” and “The Hunger Games” franchise.
Claflin is represented by CAA and Independent Talent Group.