Hot off the success of Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown and Netflix are collaborating once again. This time it’s a fantasy film titled Damsel.
The Stranger Things star will also executive produce. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) will direct from a script by Dan Mazeau (Wrath Of The Titans), and the film will reportedly cost between $60-$70 million.
There aren’t many plot details to go on, but the story reportedly follows a young princess who is married off to a rival kingdom, but immediately finds herself in danger when she discovers her new home has a dark secret: during harvest season, the kingdom sacrifices their princesses to a hungry dragon.
Another collaboration between Brown and Netflix makes total sense, as she’s one of the streamer’s home grown stars. Stranger Things is arguably their biggest show, and Enola Holmes has the potential to be a franchise. Keeping her around and in interesting projects should be a priority.
In fact, this isn’t the only other Netflix project Brown is attached to. She’s also on board to star in the thriller The Girls I’ve Been, and she’s also producing a cancer drama titled A Time Lost. It’s unclear whether she’ll star in that one though.
Fresnadillo might seem like a strange choice to direct Damsel at first glance, as his history is in horror. However he has been developing a live-action Sword And The Stone movie for Disney+, so maybe that’s what made him appealing to Netflix.
We’ll continue to watch Brown’s Netflix ascent. She does also have non-Netflix projects in the works as well. She’s already starred in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and will return for next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong, while she’ll also star in Universal’s coming-of-age drama The Thing About Jellyfish, which has Reese Witherspoon onboard as a producer.