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At just 15 years old, "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown is already one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. She's starred in a wide variety of projects, and she even has her own makeup line. Now, Brown is adding another role to her list.
Just recently, it was announced that Brown would be starring as Enola Holmes in a Sherlock Holmes spin-off of the same name. Now, we know precisely how much Brown is getting paid to take on that role.
According to reporting from TMZ, Brown is set to make $6 million for the film, a substantial sum for an actress of her age. She's also entitled to a bonus of $800,000 based on the performance of the film at the box office, and she has a producer credit on the film, which will add another $500,000 to her bottom line. Her terms also state that her salary for a sequel to the film would increase to $7.5 million if one is greenlit.
"Enola Holmes" is set to be released in 2020. In addition to Brown, the film will also star Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes and Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Holmes. The film will also star Sam Claflin and Fiona Shaw in additional supporting roles. Their contracts are still more of a mystery.
The film is based on a book series of the same name that follows Enola as she becomes embroiled in her older brother's world of crime-solving and villainy.
The film will feature a screenplay from Jack Thorne, who recently wrote the "His Dark Materials" adaptation that's currently airing on HBO. It will be directed by Harry Bradbeer.
Filming on the project has already commenced, and based on photos from the set, it's clear that the film is set in Victorian England. That means Brown will have the chance to wear all manner of fun, period-appropriate costume. She's played an 80s girl before, but Brown has rarely traveled this far back in time.
Although a $6 million contract may seem excessive for a 15-year-old, it's worth considering that Brown is asking for pay that's commensurate to what she believes she deserves. "Stranger Things" announced her as one of the biggest actresses in the world, and she's proven that, at least thus far, she's worthy of that hype.
Hopefully, "Enola Holmes" will be another in a long line of successful projects for her. We're all rooting for her to succeed, and thus far she's done just that.