What Is Millie Bobby Brown’s Damsel Movie About?

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Millie Bobby Brown as Princess Elodie in Damsel
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It looks like we're seeing a new Millie Bobby Brown-led movie this year on Netflix. While we wait for news on Stranger Things Season 5 and Enola Holmes 3, we'll be seeing the young actress star in a new movie called Damsel.

If this is your first time hearing about this project, here's what you need to know to catch up on the fantasy film.

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When Is Damsel Coming Out on Netflix?

Damsel was first unveiled in 2021 with plans to start production in the first quarter of 2022. The movie was able to conclude filming in July 2022.

And according to a recently released sizzle reel by Netflix, Damsel will be released on October 13, 2023.

What Is Damsel Movie About?

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The official synopsis of the film on Netflix reads:

"It’s a taut contained thriller about a Princess that thinks she is marrying a prince only to be thrown into a pit where she is being sacrificed to a dragon.
Brown plays Elodie, who’s anxiously awaiting her wedding to Prince Henry and feeling pressure from her Father, who needs the money her marriage will bring, to be a good, obedient wife. After marrying Henry, Elodie realizes she’s been tricked into becoming a sacrificial offering for a cruel dragon who intends to eat her. Elodie must fight her way out of the dragon’s lair and eventually saves herself by slaying the Dragon."

Yep, you guessed right. Damsel is a new fantasy movie that will put an end to the "damsel in distress" stereotype as Millie Bobby Brown slays a dragon by herself. And indeed, if there's one thing Brown has taught us is that she doesn't need to wait for a knight to save her.

Damsel is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo with a script written by Dan Mazeau. The screenplay has also been adapted into a novel by Evelyn Skye and is set to be released on March 14, 2023.

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Who Stars in Damsel?

When plans for Damsel first came out in 2021, Brown was the only actress known to be part of the project. But now that the film is in full swing and getting ready for a release this year, other cast members have been revealed.

The full cast members include:

  • Millie Bobby Brown (as Princess Elodie)
  • Angela Bassett (as Lady Bayford)
  • Robin Wright
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Nick Robinson
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  • Ray Winstone
  • Brooke Carter
  • Mens-Sana Tamakloe (as a Knight)
  • Sonya Nisa
  • Rui M Tomas

Is There a Damsel Trailer Online?

None yet, but since the film was included in the sizzle reel of upcoming Netflix movies in 2023, fans spliced the video and created their own compilation of some scenes from Damsel. You can watch the edited video here:

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We'll update this post once more information becomes available.


Damsel is coming to Netflix on October 13, 2023.


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