Millie Bobby Brown has one jam-packed production and release schedule ahead of her, including both movies and TV shows. Ever since her breakout role in Stranger Things, Brown has been charming audiences left and right, and the Hollywood star is not slowing down anytime soon. The actress has at least six film and TV projects in the works, some with release dates on the horizon, while others are still up in the air.
Many of these productions were halted or never began due to the subsequent writers' and actors' strikes in Hollywood. Following the end of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, tons of films and TV productions can resume, including those that Brown is a part of. Among these projects is Stranger Things season 5, the final season of the juggernaut Netflix series that put the actress in the spotlight. In addition to Stranger Things, Brown also plays the titular lead in the Enola Holmes film franchise, which is confirmed to be getting a third installment, and will star in new IPs as well.
Brown stars as Princess Elodie in the upcoming Netflix fantasy film, Damsel, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. When Elodie is sacrificed to a dragon by the deceptive Prince Charming and the rest of the royal family, she must rely on her own strength and gumption to escape the belly of the beast. Damsel subverts the traditional "damsel in distress" archetype by forcing the damsel in question to be her own hero (or, heroine). Other Damsel cast members include Angela Bassett as Lady Bayford, Robin Wright as Queen Isabelle, Nick Robinson as Prince Henry, and Ray Winstone as The King. Brown will also serve as executive producer on the film.
The Electric State is a sci-fi adventure film adapted from the 2017 graphic novel by Simon Stålenhag. Set to direct are the Russo Brothers, best known for their Marvel work including Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and two Captain America installments. Brown will play Michelle, a teenage runaway who travels around an alternate 90s United States on the verge of collapse with her toy robot. The film also stars Chris Pratt, Stanley Tucci, Brian Cox, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jason Alexander. The Electric State wrapped filming in February 2023 and is expected to release sometime in 2024, per Variety.
Brown's breakout role as Eleven on Stranger Things will be coming to an end with Stranger Things season 5, the show's final season. One of Netflix's biggest successes, Stranger Things season 4's ending left off in a pretty grim place, with the primary villain, Vecna, seemingly taking over the real world. While there is no official release date for Stranger Things season 5, it will most likely not be until 2025. While there are many theories on how Stranger Things will end, Eleven's fate is difficult to predict. That said, it is safe to say Millie Bobby Brown's character will be front and center during the show's final chapter.
Netflix has confirmed that Enola Holmes 3 is in development. Brown plays the titular character in the Sherlock Holmes spinoff, based on the book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, by Nancy Springer. Enola is the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill in the film adaptations.
The franchise also stars David Thewlis, Helena Bonham Carter, and more. The first Enola Holmes film was released in 2020, followed by the sequel, Enola Holmes 2, in 2022, in which Enola becomes a detective herself. While the specifics of the Enola Holmes 3 plot are still unknown, the sequel left plenty of opportunities to expand on the story. Enola Holmes 3 does not have an official release date or production timeline as of yet, but a script is in the works.
The Girls I've Been is yet another film adaptation of a written work. Based on the novel by Tess Sharpe, The Girls I've Been follows Nora O'Malley (played by Brown), the daughter of a con artist who targets male criminals. After bailing on her mother, Nora uses the skills she's learned as her mother's criminal protégé to manipulate and persuade others to save her friends from danger. Brown will also serve as executive producer alongside Jason Bateman. The film is still in pre-production status with an unknown release date.
In 2019, Brown signed on to star in The Thing About Jellyfish, which had been in development since 2017. Based on the YA novel by Ali Benjamin, The Truth About Jellyfish follows Suzy Swanson (played by Millie Bobby Brown). When Suzy's former best friend and skilled swimmer, Franny, unexpectedly dies in a drowning accident, Suzy convinces herself that Franny was actually killed by a jellyfish. The screenplay will be adapted by Orange Is The New Black and Shameless writer, Molly Smith Metzler, with Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu set to direct, and Reese Witherspoon set to produce. The Thing About Jellyfish is still in early development.
Sources: Variety.2023-11-20T17:37:02Z dg43tfdfdgfd