If you’re tired of superhero movies and thrillers being the only new releases in theaters you’re in luck, Magnolia Pictures has a rare western-comedy on the way starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. The film was directed by David and Nathan Zellner, and is expected to hit theaters later this summer. Joining Pattinson and Wasikowska on-screen are Robert Forster, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Joseph Biligiere.
Pattinson recently starred in the well-reviewed crime-drama “Good Time,” with Benny Safdie and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Wasikowska recently starred in the Disney sequel “Alice: Through the Looking Glass”.
The story takes place in 1870, during the time of the Wild West. Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). During his journey he brings along the adorable Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride. Along the way he also enlists drunkard Parson Henry (David Zellner) to conduct the ceremony. As they traverse the lawless frontier their once simple journey grows treacherous, and the lines between hero, villain, and damsel are blurred. The studio teases the film stating, “A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.” We should also note that David and Zellner also wrote the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
You can watch the first trailer for the film below, “Damsel” will hit theaters in June.
Magnolia Pictures will release “Damsel” in theaters June 22, 2018. If you are still looking for a film that isn’t based on comic-books or thrillers that month, you can choose between the comedy “Action Point,” the lost-at-sea drama “Adrift,” the action-thriller “Hotel Artemis,” the crime-drama “Ocean’s 8,” the animated-comedy “The Incredibles 2,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”.