The brilliant star of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” just hit another benchmark in her filmmaking career. Millie Bobby Brown has just inked a deal with Legendary Entertainment on an adapted film series of Nancy Springer’s best-selling “Enola Holmes Mysteries,” which Brown will star in and produce. The thirteen-year-old (yep, thirteen), will produce via her PCMA Productions banner, according to Deadline. Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee for Legendary Entertainment.
Brown has been developing her connections with Legendary Entertainment in recent months, recently wrapping a starring role in Michael Dougherty’s “Godzilla” sequel, which Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. produced. Though she may be a relatively fresh face to Hollywood, producing at such a young age isn’t unheard of; Vanity Fair points out that child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen also produced films, TV shows, video games and more via their Dualstar Entertainment Group when they were prolific teen icons. Brown’s deal with Legendary Entertainment will certainly give her more creative control over her work, despite her young age, and allows the actor to dip her toe in the behind-the-scenes filmmaking process. The source material, which features a young detective with a literary bloodline, also gives Brown the chance to explore genres outside the sci-fi world of the Upside Down.
Written by Nancy Springer, the “Enola Holmes Mysteries” book series follows the tenacious younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, Enola, a perceptive young detective who unravels various mysteries with the aplomb of her elder brother. Currently spanning six volumes, the first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010.
Brown is repped by WME and attorney Steve Warren.