Damsel is a western comedy period film co-written and co-directed by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter). Starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, Damsel tells the story of Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, who ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). He traverses the Wild West with a drunkard and a miniature horse named Butterscotch; however, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, and soon the lines between heroes, damsels and villains are blurred.
The Western-infused score is composed by Austin-based outfit, The Octopus Project (famous for its original mix of electronica and live music). The Octopus Project also scored the directors’ previous film, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter. The soundtrack also features Honeybun, the romantic camp-fire ballad performed by Robert Pattinson.
Magnolia is releasing Damsel in theaters on June 22, 2018.