Sam Claflin joins The Enola Holmes Mysteries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 July 2019
Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin is the latest start to sign up for new Sherlock Holmes franchise 'The Enola Holmes Mysteries'

Sam Claflin has joined the new Sherlock Holmes film franchise.

Hot off the heels of 'Killing Eve' actress Fiona Shaw being added to the cast alongside Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill in the upcoming movies based on Nancy Springer's young adult fiction book series 'The Enola Holmes Mysteries', the 'Me Before You' actor is the latest star to sign up for an undisclosed part.

Harry Bradbeer is at the helm of 'The Enola Holmes Mysteries', which tells the story of the titular teenage sister (Brown) of Sherlock Holmes (Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes who is also a detective.

There are no details yet on who Shaw will play either.

Jack Thorne has penned the script for the new film and Helena Bonham Carter has also joined the cast as Enola's mother.

There are a total of six novels in the series, 'The Case of the Missing Marquess', 'The Case of the Left-Handed Lady', 'The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets', 'The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan', 'The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline' and 'The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye'.

Brown, 13, developed a relationship with Legendary Entertainment after recently making her big screen debut as Madison Russell in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'.

Legendary are producing with Brown and her sister Paige Brown via the duo's PCMA Productions shingle.

Claflin, 33, has a busy schedule, including a part as Alexander Brock in the upcoming 'Charlie's Angels' reboot and he also plays Oswald Mosley in hit TV series 'Peaky Blinders'.

Meanwhile, 'The Hunger Games' star recently called for men to be given more paternity leave.

Claflin – who has son Pip, three, and daughter Margot, 12 months, with wife Laura Haddock – admitted it was a "trying time" when he was juggling shooting his new movie 'The Corrupted' with parenthood and admitted he wished he'd taken more time off work to be with the youngsters.

He said: "I was a new dad and was trying to chase around gangsters in London."

Asked which was more difficult, he replied: "Definitely the former, having the baby, being the daddy. It's definitely a trying time being a new father and trying to go back to work.

"I definitely feel, and here I am saying this on air, I feel like men should get more paternity leave."

Enola Holmes

  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Harry Bradbeer
  • Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw, Sam Claflin, Susie Wokoma
  • UK release: 23 September 2020

Based on a young adult fiction series of detective novels, Enola Holmes is Sherlock's younger sister.