Damsel announces release date and debuts a new poster

Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown continues her partnership with Netflix with the new fantasy action film, which now has a release date.

Millie Bobby Brown continues her Netflix reign with a new original film titled Damsel. The fantasy action film co-stars Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, with Angela Bassett and Robin Wright. Damsel signals a turn into more adult fare for the actress, who is set to end her run on Stranger Things after its upcoming season. Brown has also worked with the streamer on the Enola Holmes movies in addition to Damsel. The movie was initially planned for a 2023 release, but Netflix has confirmed that the film will now come out on March 8, 2024.

The official synopsis from Netflix reads,
“A dutiful damsel 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.”

The new film promises lots of large-scale action courtesy of director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who previously helmed the excellent 28 Days Later sequel, 28 Weeks Later. He directs from a script penned by Dan Mazeau. Sue Baden-Powel, Zack Roth, Millie Bobby Brown, Robert Brown, Dan Mazeau and Mark Bomback are on board as executive producers. Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Chris Castaldi are producing along with co-producer Emily Wolfe.

Director Fresnadillo tells Tudum, “What I really loved in the script from Dan Mazeau was embracing the idea of a fantasy adventure and a princess and dragon story, but taking it into a place [where] it’s completely upside down. It was a very intense journey that I was so excited to design and to develop. At the core, this is such a beautiful story about a young woman becoming a strong, independent, and empowered adult. Elodie doesn’t have any kind of support. It’s a real survival experience.” Netflix has also just released a new poster with a couple of stills from the movie.


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