Henry Cavill joins 'Enola Holmes' as Sherlock Holmes

Henry Cavill
Actor Henry Cavill poses during the photocall to promote the film Batman vs Superman, in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on March 19, 2016. File photo: IANS

Los Angeles: Actor Henry Cavill is excited to essay the role of Sherlock Holmes opposite "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown in "Enola Holmes".

"Very excited to play a character as fantastic as Sherlock Holmes and very fortunate to be working with Millie Bobby Brown," Cavill posted on his Instagram.

"Millie, I will see you back in London soon sis," he added.

Bobby Brown commented: "Yes, you will Sherlock...I can't wait to work with you big bro."

It is being reported that "Enola Holmes" is based on the Nancy Springer book series "The Enola Holmes Mysteries". It follows the life of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes' younger sister Enola.

Helena Bonham Carter is also said to be on board to play Enola's mother in the project, which will be helmed by Harry Bradbeer.