Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for the Western comedy Damsel, directed by Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter filmmakers David Zellner and Nathan Zellner. It’s the age of The Wild West, circa 1870. An affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) ventures deep into the American wilderness to reunite with and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska).
For his journey he brings Butterscotch, a miniature horse intended as a wedding present for his bride, and 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.
A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers, Damsel showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humour, and unique brand of humanism. Look for it in selected cinemas in late June 2018 and check out the trailer after the jump.