Now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, we have a ton of new films and series coming our way from Hollywood studios and streaming platforms like Netflix. One of the more significant Netflix releases announced over the weekend is the Millie Bobby Brown-starred fantasy adventure film.
Originally, Damsel was scheduled to be released by Netflix on October 13th, 2023. However, due to the impact of the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike in the United States on the film’s promotion, the release date got postponed.
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau, Brown takes on the role of a princess who has to face her dragons quite literally. The film promises to flip the script on traditional fairy tales, offering a unique adventure.
But if you want to know what Damsel is all about before adding it to your watchlist, read on.
What is Damsel about?
Damsel combines fantasy and reality, offering a unique take on the traditional princess and dragon story.
Damsel introduces us to the character of Elodie, portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown, who is a dutiful young woman preparing to marry a handsome prince. However, her happily ever after takes a dark and unexpected turn as it turns out that the royal family has different plans for her.
They have chosen Elodie as a sacrifice to settle an ancient debt. With her life hanging in the balance, Elodie finds herself in a cave inhabited by a fire-breathing dragon, and her survival depends solely on her wits and determination.
Who is in the cast of Damsel?
The Stranger Things and Enola Holmes star Millie Bobby Brown takes on the role of Elodie in Damsel. According to director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, this film showcases a side of Brown that audiences have never seen before. “We were so lucky to have Millie,” he told Netflix. “She’s a very charismatic, sparkling personality. She has that quality that only stars have, which is you cannot take your eyes off her.
The cast also features supporting performances from powerhouse actors like Angela Bassett and Robin Wright, who play Elodie’s stepmother and new mother-in-law, respectively. Additionally, the cast includes actors like Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, Shohreh Aghdashloo and her iconic voice.
When is Damsel being released?
A new date has yet to be set, but Damsel is expected to hit Netflix in 2024.
Is there a trailer for Damsel?
Yes, there is a teaser trailer for Damsel, and you can catch it right here: