The first official trailer for “Damsel” introduces audiences to Millie Bobby Brown’s Princess Elodie, a young woman who is set to be wed to the prince of her kingdom. Elodie inhabits the archetype of a meek damsel to a tee, until she has the rug pulled out from under her and her new in-laws attempt to sacrifice her to a dragon to repay a dark debt. From there, Elodie sheds her damsel persona and goes full survivalist, pulling all sorts of badass moves to escape her predicament.
Aside from Brown as the leading lady, the trailer also features some of the other big names attached to “Damsel.” Robin Wright and Ray Winstone are sinister as the two-timing Queen and King respectively, while Angela Bassett adds some hearty emotion in her portrayal as Elodie’s stepmother Lady Bayford. There are a couple of other colorful characters glimpsed in the trailer that will certainly have viewers intrigued and wanting to learn more.
All told, “Damsel” is shaping up to be a satisfying inversion of typical fantasy fare, and it clearly has plenty of action-packed thrills hiding up its sleeve. Interested viewers can check out the film in full when it hits Netflix in 2024.