‘Damsel’ Netflix movie: release date and everything we know so far

Millie Bobby Brown in Damsel – Photo: Netflix

Of Stranger things And Enola Holmes under her belt, Millie Bobby Brown has quickly become one of Netflix’s most sought-after actresses. Here’s what we know about the upcoming fantasy movie, damsel which was originally slated to release in October 2023, but has since been pushed back the year.

damsel is an upcoming fantasy movie starring Brown that will subvert the “damsel in distress” trope with her heroine not waiting for a knight to rescue her from a dragon but slaying the dragon herself.

that of Netflix damsel is directed by Oscar nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillowhose credits include 28 weeks later And Intruders.

The script for the movie was written by Dan Mazauwho worked on Revenge of the Titans and several upcoming high budget movies.

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo – Photo: Getty Images

Joe Roth And Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce under their Roth Kirschenbaum Films banner. Executive producing alongside Brown (who is under her PCMA banner) are Mazeau, Zack Roth and Chris Castaldi. Orchid Productions Ltd is also listed as one of the production companies for the project.

The project has a rumored budget of between $60-$70 million.

Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s damsel:

What is the Netflix release date for damsel?

damsel was confirmed in the lineup of 2023 movies on January 18, 2023, and was originally scheduled for worldwide release on October 13, 2023.

You can see clips of Damsel in the ‘Save the dates’ promo video that Netflix released between 1:26 and 1:30.

However, What’s on Netflix has learned that Netflix has now pushed the movie out of 2023, meaning it won’t be released this year and we now suspect it will likely be a 2024 release.

Netflix confirmed the move from damsel Unpleasant What’s on Netflix confirm that the movie “will not be released in 2023.”

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Millie Bobby Brown in Damsel – Photo: Netflix

What is the plot of Netflix’s damsel?

Here’s the plot synopsis for Netflix’s damsel:

“It’s a taut thriller about a princess who thinks she’s going to marry a prince only to be thrown into a pit where she’s sacrificed to a dragon.

Brown plays Elodie, who eagerly awaits her marriage to Prince Henry and feels pressure from her father, who needs the money her marriage will bring, to be a good, obedient wife. After marrying Henry, Elodie realizes she has been tricked into becoming a sacrifice for a vicious dragon who plans to eat her. Elodie has to fight his way out of the dragon’s lair and eventually saves herself by killing the dragon.

An additional logline has also surfaced online:

“After first being locked in a tower and then hidden deep in the forest to prevent a prince from rescuing her, the long-haired Rapunzel vows revenge.”

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First images of the film Damsel on Netflix

Additionally, New York Times bestselling author Evelyn Skye has adapted the screenplay into a novel currently expected to be released on March 14, 2023. The book announcement came in October 2022.

Skye is behind books like The Crown’s Game, Three Kisses, One Midnight and The Hundred Loves of Juliet.

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Image courtesy of GoodReads

Who has been cast in Netflix’s damsel?

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Cast grid for Netflix’s Damsel

Only from October 2021 Millie Bobby Brown was the first and at the time the only known actress to be part of the cast of damsel.

Brown will play the lead role of Princess Elodie. The damsel in distress who thinks she is going to marry Prince Henry, only to discover she is being sacrificed to a dragon

Brown is best known for her role as Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things, but also had a starring role Enola Holmes and many more projects to come on Netflix.

Angela Basset (Black Panther) plays Lady Bayford, described as Princess Elodie’s stepmother.

Rounding out the cast includes:

  • Robin Wright (House of cards, Beowulf)
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo (The expanse)
  • Nick Robinson (Jurassic world)
  • Ray Winstone (The departed, Black Widow)
  • Brook Carter (The peripherals)
  • Human-Sana Tamakloe (Commencement) will play a knight
  • Sonya Nisa (Red rose)
  • Rui M Thomas (Lusitania)

What is the production status of damsel?

that of Netflix damsel would go into production in the first quarter of 2022, according to Production Weekly issue #1265.

Millie recently finished filming the sequel to Enola Holmes which wrapped in early January 2022.

We can now go one step further and say that the shooting of the film should start in February 2022 in London, England.

Filming began on February 24, 2022, according to reports, and was set to wrap up in July 2022.

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Damsel director’s chair

Christopher Chanudom, a camera technician, posted a behind-the-scenes look at Damsel in an Instagram post with the caption:

“A really great crew, I can’t imagine a better couple to spend the last few months with.

Memories were made and I can’t wait for the next one!”

damsel behind the scenes netflix crew

According to multiple eyewitness accounts, production also took place in Portugal, including locations such as:

  • Tomar
  • Batalha
  • Sortelha, Guarda
  • Serra da Estrela
  • Douro Valley

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