Netflix has released the trailer for their upcoming fantasy film, Damsel, starring Millie Bobby Brown. She portrays Princess Elodie, who believes she is fulfilling a royal duty by consenting to wed a prince. However, there’s a sinister plot by the royal family to sacrifice her to settle an age-old debt.
The trailer shows her being thrown into a deep cave inhabited by a massive dragon. Realising escape is improbable, she takes matters into her own hands and begins plotting her escape.
The official synopsis for the film reads as follows: 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.
Millie Bobby Brown has emphasized that she’s definitely NOT a damsel in distress, saying, “She’s a damsel who doesn’t need to be saved. She saves herself in many ways. It subverts what you expect: You’re expecting the prince to turn around and save her, and… no. Don’t wait for the prince.”