‘Damsel’ Trailer: Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in the Old West

Magnolia’s Western Comedy

Magnolia has released the first trailer for Damsel, the western comedy starring two very non-western actors Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.

The film was written and directed by David and Nathan Zellner, and takes place in the American West around the year 1870.

Damsel premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and also stars Robert Forster, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, and Joseph Biligiere. Check out the official trailer below.

Magnolia’s Western Comedy

Yeah, this really is a mighty fine flick. The dry comedy opens in select theaters June 22nd.

Magnolia’s Western Comedy

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 (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.