‘Damsel’ Trailer: Millie Bobby Brown Doesn’t Want To Be Dragon Food In Netflix’s Fantasy Action Film

Millie Bobby Brown has found a home at Netflix, and she’s not going to walk away very far. The Stranger Things breakout already has one franchise under her belt with Enola Holmes, but she potentially has two more. Coming up is the Russo Bros.’ sci-fi film The Electric State. And after that is the fantasy action film, Damsel, which finds Brown taking up arms against a dragon.

Damsel is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who is best known for 28 Weeks LaterIntruders, and his Oscar-nominated short Esposados. In his first movie in 13 years (!!!), Fresnadillo directs a script by Dan Mazeau (Fast X) that centers on a dutiful princess who agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to learn it was part of a plot by the royal family to sacrifice her to repay an old debt. Locked away in a dungeon with a fire-breathing dragon, she must use everything at her disposal to survive.

The plot and tone of the movie sorta resemble The Princess, a Hulu action flick starring Joey King from a couple of years ago. That’s a really great film, too, if you haven’t seen it.

Also in the cast are Robin Wright, Angela Bassett, Nick Robinson, Ray Winstone, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Brooke Carter.

Here’s the synopsis: This classic tale with a genre-bending twist sees Millie playing Elodie, a dutiful damsel who agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive.

Damsel hits Netflix on March 28th.

Travis Hopson
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