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Millie Bobby Brown’s DAMSEL Sets Release Date and Drops New Teaser Art

Millie Bobby Brown stars in 'Damsel,' a new Netflix film that reimagines the classic fairy tale narrative, set to release globally on March 8, 2024
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Netflix is gearing up for the release of Damsel, starring Millie Bobby Brown, with a new teaser and key art unveiled ahead of its global release on March 8, 2024. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau, the film promises to be a captivating twist on the classic fairy tale narrative.

A New Take on Fairy Tales

In Damsel, Millie Bobby Brown plays Elodie, a young woman who agrees to marry a prince, only to find herself trapped in a sinister plot. She is to be sacrificed to a dragon as part of an ancient debt repayment by the royal family. The film turns the traditional damsel-in-distress trope on its head, with Elodie relying on her wits and will to survive in a cave with a fire-breathing dragon.

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Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo describes Damsel as a story about a young woman’s journey to becoming a strong, independent, and empowered adult. The film focuses on Elodie’s survival experience, as she faces the dragon alone, without any support. The emotional arc of the character is intense and engaging, offering a fresh perspective on fantasy adventures.

A Modern Twist on Traditional Stories

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Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix ©2023

Fresnadillo aims to modernize traditional fairy tales with Damsel, offering a new take that connects with contemporary audiences. The film blends fantasy with a grounded reality, making it relatable despite its fantastical elements.

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Millie Bobby Brown, known for her roles in Stranger Things and Enola Holmes, brings a unique intensity to her performance as Elodie. Fresnadillo praises her ability to captivate the audience and convey the character’s thrilling adventure.

New Damsel Teaser Art

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Joining Brown is an all-star cast, including Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Bassett, and Robin Wright. The film also introduces new characters, adding depth and complexity to the narrative. The dynamic between the characters, especially the charged interactions between Bassett and Wright, adds to the film’s intrigue.

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With its innovative narrative, stellar cast, and captivating visuals, Damsel is poised to be a significant addition to Netflix’s lineup of original films. The film promises to take viewers on a thrilling adventure, redefining the fairy tale genre for a modern audience.

Damsel is set to stream on Netflix on March 8, 2024. Fresnadillo encourages viewers to approach the film with an open mind, promising a journey into a universe that is familiar yet refreshingly new.

About Damsel

Damsel

Release Date: March 8, 2024
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Writer: Dan Mazeau
Executive Producers: Sue Baden-Powell, Mark Bomback, Millie Bobby Brown, Robert Brown, Dan Mazeau
Producers: Morgan Bushe, Chris Castaldi, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth
Cinematography: Larry Fong
Distribution: Netflix
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Robin Wright, Angela Bassett, Nick Robinson, Ray Winstone, Brooke Carter, Ulli Ackermann

Logline
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.

What are your expectations for Millie Bobby Brown’s portrayal of Elodie? How do you think the film will challenge traditional fairy tale narratives? And what are you most excited to see in this modern twist on classic stories? Let us know what you think about Damsel on social media!

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