Lawsuit filed over the “nice” portrayal of Sherlock Holmes


Netflix’s upcoming film “Enola Holmes” revolves around Sherlock Holmes’ kid sister.

The movie however is reportedly facing a lawsuit by the estate for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for its portrayal of Sherlock as warm and empathetic.

The film is based on Nancy Springer’s book series “The Enola Holmes Mysteries” and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter.

In 2014, the Doyle Estate lost its hold on the rights to any works before 1923, however it still maintains authority over the final 10 original stories which were published between 1923 and 1927.

According to reportsthe Doyle Estate says the movie’s portrayal of Sherlock is one of empathy and emotion, which they claim is a development found only in the ten original stories still owned by the Estate.

The lawsuit claims copyright infringement and trademark violations, and targets Netflix, Legendary Pictures, and “Enola Holmes” author Nancy Springer, among others.