Henry Cavill is Taking On Sherlock Holmes

Henry Cavill at a screening of "Mission Impossible Fallout" at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, Jul 2018. Photo by Alex Edelman/Shutterstock (9799500ay)

Henry Cavill has a thing for famous characters.

The British actor took on the role of Superman in three feature films, and he has now hung up his cape… to put on a deerstalker.

Legendary Entertainment has tapped Cavill to take on the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes in a new film.

Based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries novel series by Nancy Springer, the film will focus on the young female detective who is the sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.

Despite being less well-known than her infamous brothers, Enola is quite capable in her investigative skills — even though she is only 14-years-old.

Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things is set to star and produce the film adaptation, which is being directed by Harry Bradbeer and written by Jack Thorne.

In addition to Cavill’s casting, Ocean’s Eight star Helena Bonham Carter is attached to play the trio’s mother.

There are currently six books in the Enola Holmes Mysteries series, with it not yet revealed which will inspire the big screen adaptation.