Watch the full trailer for new movie ‘Damsel’ starring Millie Bobby Brown
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Watch the full trailer for new movie 'Damsel' starring Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has taken on the role of a princess in a new movie, Damsel.

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the film follows Brown’s character, Princess Elodie, as she discovers that she is to be sacrificed after agreeing to marry a prince. 

She then ends up trapped in a cave with a dragon, subsequently taking it upon herself to find a way out on her own. The tagline reads, “This is not a fairytale.” 

Talking to Netflix about her role, Brown shared, “She’s a damsel who doesn’t need to be saved. She saves herself in many ways. It subverts what you expect: You’re expecting the prince to turn around and save her, and… no. Don’t wait for the prince.” 

Fresnadillo rose to prominence in 1996 when he made a short film called Esposados, which received an Academy Award nomination. The filmmaker gained further attention after directing 28 Weeks Later in 2006. 

Alongside Brown, who is currently in the middle of filming the final season of Stranger Things, the movie stars Angela Bassett, Ray Winstone, Robin Wright and Nick Robinson. 

The director told Netflix, “At the core, this is such a beautiful story about a young woman becoming a strong, independent, and empowered adult. Elodie doesn’t have any kind of support. It’s a real survival experience.” 

The movie will hit Netflix on March 8th. Watch the trailer below.