Almost every fairy tale, even those with songs and gorgeous gowns, has a deeply dark story at its center. That is undoubtedly true of Netflix‘s Damsel film, starring Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things.
This gloomy fairy tale story is about what unfolds when happily ever after is merely a massive lie meant to convince you to sacrifice yourself for a more significant cause.
Damsel opens with Millie Bobby Brown as a damsel, taken away by the promise of love and joy, but a dragon soon enters the equation, and things begin to change. Fortunately, if the first trailer is any indicator, Millie Bobby Brown’s Damsel is also ready to transform.
Damsel | Official Teaser
The trailer opens with Elodie already in the dragon’s lair, trying to climb a dangerous cliff only to see no way out. The film then returns in time to establish the rest of the world of the movie, including the way Queen Isabelle calmly urges the Princess to accept her sacrifice.
Brown plays the young Princess Elodie in Damsel, who has been assigned to marry in an arranged marriage.
Fortunately for her, Elodie’s future husband is exactly her ideal match. After arriving in her new home, she realizes that Prince Charming is nothing, but he and his family had brought her there for dark motives. Tossed into the pit with no one to rely on, the young woman must become her savior to survive.
Elodie’s dance with the dragon is seen in the trailer as she deals with the black maze while avoiding the huge reptile’s burning rage.
The burden of being a sacrifice is spelled out for the young woman by Queen Isabelle (Wright) as nothing beyond her obligation to safeguard a country that she was not even a member of until a few days ago.
Kingdoms will clash in the film as Elodie rises to the event, but not in the way the Queen and her subjects expected.
The Cast and Crew of Damsel.
Along with Basset and Wright as Lady Bayford and Queen Isabelle, the rest of the starring cast includes Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Elodie’s betrothed Prince Henry, Brooke Carter (The Peripheral) as Prince Henry’s younger sister, Ray Winstone (The Departed) as the King, Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Elmano Sancho (Filha da Lei), and Ricky Guillart (Dear Earth) as Sir Oded. Sonya Nisa (Red Rose), Saif Mohsen (They Cloned Tyrone), Sam Sharma (Operation Cobra), and Erickson Santos Gomes (Quer o Destino) have joined the ensemble cast.
Damsel’s official release date is doubtful as it dropped off the schedule during the recently finished actors’ strike.