Damsel: Millie Bobby Brown Takes the Lead in Netflix’s Dark Fantasy Spectacle

On March 8, 2024, Netflix’s upcoming American fantasy film “Damsel” is expected to capture the attention of viewers. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and penned by Dan Mazeau, the film promises a gripping tale of sacrifice, survival, and the indomitable spirit of a princess. Starring Millie Bobby Brown alongside a stellar cast including Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Angela Bassett, and Robin Wright, “Damsel” is a cinematic journey into a world of ancient debts, fire-breathing dragons, and unexpected heroes.



“Damsel” unfolds the story of Princess Elodie, played by Millie Bobby Brown, who dutifully agrees to marry a handsome prince. However, her world takes a dark turn when she discovers that the royal family has recruited her as a sacrificial offering to settle an age-old debt. Plunged into a cave with a menacing fire-breathing dragon, Princess Elodie must rely on her wit and will to navigate a perilous path to survival.

Damsel’s Cast:

The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast:

– Millie Bobby Brown as Princess Elodie

– Angela Bassett as Lady Bayford, Elodie’s stepmother

– Robin Wright as Queen Isabelle

– Ray Winstone as the King

– Nick Robinson as Prince Henry

– Brooke Carter as Floria, Henry’s younger sister

– Shohreh Aghdashloo

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“Damsel” was officially announced in March 2020, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo taking the directorial reins, and Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum serving as producers. The script, crafted by Dan Mazeau, promises to deliver a compelling narrative. Millie Bobby Brown, not only cast as Princess Elodie but also taking on the role of executive producer, brings her star power to the project. With a projected budget ranging from $60-70 million, the film embarked on its shooting journey in February 2022 and concluded on July 1, 2022, in the picturesque municipality of Tomar, Portugal.

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Initially slated for release on October 13, 2023, “Damsel” faced a postponement due to the impact of the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike in the United States. The delay aimed to ensure the film’s promotion wasn’t overshadowed, leading to a rescheduled release date of March 8, 2024.

“Damsel” emerges as a promising addition to Netflix’s repertoire, blending dark fantasy elements with a stellar cast and a captivating storyline. Millie Bobby Brown’s dual role as lead actress and executive producer adds an extra layer of anticipation to this already intriguing project. As the countdown begins for its release on March 8, 2024, audiences can expect a visually stunning and emotionally charged cinematic experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional fairy tales.

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