Angela Bassett Joins Netflix’s Fantasy Film ‘Damsel’

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9-1-1‘s own Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming fantasy film Damsel, alongside Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.


First reported by Deadline, Bassett is set to play Lady Bayford, stepmother of Elodie (Brown), in the film that follows a princess who is to be sacrificed to the kingdom’s sacred cave dragon after marrying her prince charming.

The flick comes from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and is written by Dan Mazeau. Brown for PCMA Productions, Mazeau, Zack Roth, Chris Castaldi, and Sue Baden-Powell serve as executive producers, while Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum are producing Damsel, with Emily Wolfe as a co-producer.

Angela Bassett recently wrapped the fifth season of FOX’s hit first responder drama 9-1-1, where she portrays LAPD Sergeant Athena Grant. The series has yet to be renewed for a season 6, but news of that will likely come soon. She also recently reprised her role for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, due in theaters November 2022.

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