Image from The Hollywood ReporterBy Darian Scalamoni
The Western genre has been around for almost a century and it follows the most formulaic format in terms of narrative, but a new Western has a different tone thanks to the Zellner brothers. The new trailer for Damsel puts an uncommon spin on the genre as Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson star as 18th century lovers.
Pattinson’s character, Samuel believes that Wasikowska’s Penelope has been kidnapped and that he will save her leading to a romantic embrace however, Samuel was misled. The mix on the traditional gender roles in the genre looks to be a fun and creative tone for the film.
Pattinson continues to build up tons of diverse roles post-Twilight. Just recently, he’s starred as a photographer following around James Dean in Life, an adventurer in The Lost City of Z and a grimy bank robber in Good Time; now he’s dipping his toes into the Western waters and it looks like it could be successful.
Wasikowska has been out of the spotlight for a little while now as her last big role was reprising Alice in Disney’s, Alice Through the Looking Glass. She also co-starred in the indie, Piercing alongside Christopher Abbott earlier this year.
Check out the trailer below for Damsel! It hits theaters on June 22nd and stars Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.