We still have a long time to wait for the Stranger Things finale. But Millie Bobby Brown will soon be leading her first big fantasy blockbuster on the streaming service
Millie Bobby Brown has already come a long way in her career. She has been starring in the Netflix high-flyer Stranger Things since 2016. She has also played her way into the hearts of audiences on the streaming service as Enola Holmes. Now her first fantasy adventure has been announced with an action-packed trailer
First trailer for the fantasy adventure Damsel: Millie Bobby Brown takes on a dragon on Netflix
InDamselMillie Bobby Brown plays against one of the biggest clichés in storytelling: theDamsel in Distress This refers to a female character who finds herself in a predicament and is doomed without the hero’s help. The best example: the prince who rescues the princess from the dragon
Brown’s Princess Elodie also seems to be well on her way to becoming a damsel in distress. She is to marry the charming Prince Henry (Nick Robinson). But then it turns out that shehas been luredinto a trap by the royal family. She is actually just a sacrificial offering to settle an old debt.
Here you can watch the teaser trailer for Damsel:
Before Elodie knows it, she finds herself in a pit where ahungry dragonis waiting for her. She doesn’t think about giving up. She resolutely confronts the monster – damsel in distress my ass! It looks like Brown has a good project in the starting blocks with Damsel to establish herself as Hollywood’s next action star.
The film was directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo, who has already brought agripping fight for survivalto the big screen with28 Weeks Later. Alongside Brown and Robinson weget to seeAngela Bassett,Robin WrightandRay Winstone. Bassett plays Elodie’s stepmother, while Wright and Winstone take on the role of the royal couple who feed Elodie to the dragon.
If you want to know the full story of Damsel beforehand, you can read the novel adaptation by Evelyn Skye. The book will be published on December 13, 2023 in preparation for the Netflix launch.
New fantasy epic: When will Damsel start on Netflix?
In another world, we would have seen Damsel a long time ago. The film was originally due to be released on Netflix on October 13, 2023. However, due to the actors’ strike, the streaming service decided against this and postponed the release. Now the film is celebrating its premiere on the streaming service in 2024