After the success of Enola Holmes, Netflix has extended its contract with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown for the upcoming Netflix fantasy movie Damsel. The teenage superstar is set to act and produce the fantasy movie for the online streaming platform, if reports from Collider are to be believed.
The upcoming fantasy movie Damsel is Millie Bobby Brown’s latest deal with Netflix where she will also be an executive producer. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Damsel will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum. Joining Millie Bobby Brown in executive producer roles are Zack Roth, Chris Castaldi, and Mazeau under her PMCA Productions banner.
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is a Spanish film director best known for 28 Weeks Later, the horror sequel to Dany Boyle’s 28 Days Later. The Spaniard was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Intacto. Joining Fresnadillo as the scriptwriter for Damsel is Dan Mazeau, best known for Wrath of the Titans (2012). He is currently reported to be developing a script for Warner Bros. with Tom Cruise slated to star as the lead actor.
As the movie is yet to enter production, Netflix is keeping everything under wraps. However, it is rumored that the plot will follow a young princess who is married off to a rival kingdom. However, the marriage harbors a dark secret when it is revealed that the kingdom is often attacked by a dragon during harvest season. To satiate the dragon, the king sacrifices the princesses, unbeknownst to the outside world.
Millie Bobby Brown is set to play the role of Princess Elodi, who must evoke the warrior spirit within her to fight the dragon and the insidious king of the rival kingdom. As one of the finest teen actors in recent years, Brown is further cementing her name in the industry with this upcoming movie.
Not a stranger to the fantasy genre, Brown found her breakthrough role in Netflix’s Stranger Things where she plays the role of Eleven, a young girl with telekinetic powers who befriends a bunch of teenagers to fight monsters from a different dimension. For her performance in Stranger Things, Brown has received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series.
Brown has also starred in the popular Godzilla franchise. She played the role of Madison Russell in Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019), and is set to reprise her role in the sequel, Godzilla vs Kong. Currently, Brown is attached to the coming-of-age drama movie The Thing About Jellyfish, which will be produced by Reese Witherspoon.
As one of the most sought after actresses in the industry, Millie Bobby Brown is a lucrative star for the online streaming giant. After the success of Enola Holmes, Netflix is surely investing a lot in the teenage star and the upcoming Damsel.