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Damsel Trailer Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett Lead Netflix Fantasy – The Hollywood Reporter


Millie Bobby Brown is fighting for her life against a dragon and a kingdom’s insidious plans in the first teaser trailer for Netflix‘s upcoming film, Damsel.

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau, the film follows Brown’s “dutiful” Damsel after she’s selected to and agrees to marry a handsome prince. But her magical future turns into a nightmare present after she learns she’s being used by the royal family as a sacrifice to pay an ancient debt — leaving her to defend herself against a treacherous threat.

“For generations, it has been our task to protect our people. So tonight, you join a long line of women who have helped to build this kingdom,” Robin Wright‘s queen can be heard saying. “The price is dear, but so too the reward.”

Set to Timber Timbre’s “Run From Me,” the new teaser promises a harrowing trial, which will see Brown’s “princess” fighting for her life with mostly the clothes on her back. Seen navigating a series of deadly trials, she dashes through the woods to avoid a hideous lurking creature, climbs a cavern of sharp, crystal spikes within a mountain high above, and narrowly escapes a dragon’s fire and burning embers as they rain down on her.

Alongside that are clips of the kingdom and its leaders — Wright and Nick Robinson — along with, presumably, the kingdom’s subjects, including Angela Bassett. The trailer also teases a group dressed in dark robes and golden masks, along with a cave wall etched with the names of countless women.

The film also stars Ray Winstone, Brooke Carter and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Mazeau also produces with Joe Roth and Chris Castaldi, with Emily Wolfe as co-producer. Brown serves as an EP, as does Robert Brown and Zack Roth.

Damsel is set to release on Netflix in 2024.

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