Millie Bobby Brown’s ‘Damsel’ Is a Stand-In For Eleven

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“Damsel” is the latest upcoming collaboration between Netflix and Millie Bobby Brown. Set in a medieval-ish world of swords and dragons, the movie has a darker undertone compared to the actor’s previous works.

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Published on Nov 14, 2023

Millie Bobby Brown has found her knack in portraying the strong-willed heroine, and Netflix’s “Damsel” catches her right in the zone — a “dutiful” princess betrayed and thrown in front of a fire-breathing dragon, all for some sadistic ritual.

The princess, Elodie, unwittingly gets involved in some royal sacrificial ritual — one that presumably ends with her death at the hands of a dragon. The trailer also teases a cave wall engraved with the names of countless women, which I would guess are those who previously lost their lives in a similar manner.

Here’s the official description:

Damsel sees Brown as a dutiful, well, damsel, who agrees to marry a handsome prince — only to discover it was all a trap: The royal family recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. She’s then thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, relying solely on her wits and will to survive.

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau, “Damsel” also stars Robin Wright (House of Cards) as Queen Isabelle, Angella Bassett (Black Panther) as Elodie’s stepmother, and Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) as Prince Henry. Under development at least since 2020, Netflix has remained relatively tight-lipped about the movie. While the studio announced an initial release date of October 13, 2023, it was postponed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

“Damsel” is set to hit Netflix sometime in 2024.