EXCLUSIVE: Nicholas Hoult Offered Role of Sherlock Holmes in ‘ENOLA HOLMES MYSTERIES’

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Mille Bobby Brown is one of the hottest names in Hollywood right now. First, the young star of Stranger Things will appear in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, due out later this month. Further, her name is circling a potential series focusing on a young Princess Leia. She will also play the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming film Enola Holmes Mysteries. Now, in this exclusive to That Hashtag Show, we can share with you some even bigger news: Nicholas Hoult (X-Men; Tolkien) may very well join her as the elder Holmes.

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Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien. (Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

The upcoming Enola Holmes Mysteries, with Brown as the title character, is based on the book series of the same title. Legendary Pictures, the studio behind the film, has offered the role of Sherlock Holmes to Nicholas Hoult. Legendary also provided these details about the stories on which the film is based:

The book series began with the 2006 title The Case of the Missing Marquess. The series spans six novels, revolving around the mysteries investigated by Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister, Enola, who proves a highly capable detective in her own right. ”

Nicholas Hoult in talks to play as Sherlock Holmes

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Dr. Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) tends to Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. (Image: 20th Century Fox)

Like Brown, Nicholas Hoult is a busy actor these days, as well. Come this Friday, fans can see the X-Men: Dark Phoenix actor on screen as a young J.R.R. Tolkien in the aptly-named film, Tolkien. The film focusses on Tolkien’s early days and his inspiration for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Now he has the chance to play another iconic Brit in Sherlock Holmes.

For this iteration of Holmes, Nicholas Hoult would play “the brilliant, older brother of Enola. A respective detective, he and his brother try to put Enola in boarding school – which makes her run away.” Millie Bobby Brown, of course, plays the young Enola. “A smart and adventurous teen, she rides a bike and likes to sketch…. She is the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. When their mother disappears, Enola goes to find her….”

Production is slated to begin this July in London. There’s no word yet on who will play the pair’s eldest brother Mycroft as casting is still open. Stay tuned here to That Hashtag Show for more details on Nicholas Hoult as Sherlock Holmes, and Enola Holmes Mysteries, as it happens!

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