Oscar-nominated acting legend Angela Bassett has joined Enola Holmes and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in Netflix’s fantasy film Damsel. 

From filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and writer Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans), Damsel tells the story of Princess Elodie (Brown) as she anxiously awaits her arranged wedding to rival kingdom’s Prince Henry.  She feels great pressure from her father, who is in great need of the money her marriage will secure, to be a good and obedient wife.

After her wedding however, Elodie discovers that she has been tricked into becoming a sacrificial offering for the kingdom’s sacred cave dragon, part of a tradition to ensure a bountiful harvest season. Elodie is soon forced to fight her way out of the beast’s lair and save herself by slaying the dragon. It’s not really any girl’s dream honeymoon.

Bassett will play Lady Bayford, the stepmother to Elodie. Deadline first broke the news of her casting. This marks the actress’ latest collaboration with the streaming giant, following last year’s action thriller film Gunpowder Milkshake. She is also working with Netflix  on the upcoming stop-motion dark comedy film Wendell and Wild from comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Damsel is expected to release in 2023, though no exact date has yet been announced.



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