The story of a princess locked in a tower is a tale as old as the world. A princess is locked away, a knight in shining armor comes to save her, and they both live happily ever after. But, the new movie from Hulu and 20th Century Studios, Princess, puts a spin on the old tale. This time the imprisoned princess is not a damsel in distress but a tough swordsman determined to fight her way to freedom.
Princess is an upcoming fantasy action film that tells the story of a young princess who is locked in a tower by her father after refusing to marry a sociopathic prince. Due to the failed marriage, the sociopath suitor tries to seize the throne from his father and now the princess must fight to protect herself and her family. Princess was written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thorton as a spec script. On October 30, 2020, 20th Century Studios purchased the rights to the film. The film is directed by Le-Van Kiet and produced by Neal H. Moritzfilm production company, Original Film. Toby Jaffe and Derek Kolstad are also co-producing the film alongside Moritz.
Princess stars Joey King, Dominique Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, Veronique Ngo, Martin Taskovand Ivo Arakov. Excited to learn more about this sword-wielding princess’s journey to freedom? From plot to streaming details, here’s everything you need to know about Princess.
Hulu and 20th Century Studios have released the official trailer for Princess on June 2, 2022. The trailer begins with voice-over narration to a classic tune. We are told of a magical castle where the king’s daughter has been locked in a tower, and we meet the chained princess (Joey King). We are then shown the angry prince (Dominic Cooper) confronting the king. The prince remembers a promise the king had made to him; that he would hand over the princess to him in marriage. And it looks like that promise has almost been kept. The princess is seen walking down the aisle with her father who hands her to the prince. But, just as the prince is about to put a ring on her finger, she runs away. The princess declares that she is not a property to be traded, but of course those around her still try to treat her as such, not knowing that they are playing with the wrong princess.
The classic tune switches to Joan Jett and the Black Hearts‘ hit, ‘Bad Reputation,’ and we see the princess’ badass side. Still dressed in her wedding dress, she fights men armed to the teeth and like the badass princess that she is, she is victorious. We see that this princess will do anything to get her freedom and save her family and if that means running up walls or setting a soldier on fire then so be it.
Along the way, she encounters an ally who helps prepare her and fights her enemies alongside her. The image of the princess running with a sword and fending off anyone who gets in her way is not the one we commonly see and even the prince remarks that it’s “not exactly female behavior”, but this princess doesn’t care what you consider feminine behavior and will jump many floors with a guard to claim victory. She won’t stop until she holds the prince’s beating heart.
The trailer shows us that this princess isn’t like we’ve seen her before, and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty to protect her freedom.
What is the princess talking about?
The official synopsis of Princess by 20th Century Studios reads as follows:
“When a beautiful, strong-willed princess refuses to marry the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed, she is kidnapped and locked in a secluded tower of her father’s castle. With her vindictive and despised suitor out to seize her father’s throne, the princess must protect her family and save her kingdom.
Princess unlike any other royal romance story we’ve seen before. We’ll follow the adventures of the princess as she battles men twice her size, armed with swords, all to make sure her freedom isn’t trampled on.
What is the release date of The Princess?
Princess will be released on July 1, 2022.
Where can you stream Princess?
Princess will be released exclusively on Hulu on July 1, 2022. If you don’t have Hulu, don’t worry. You can subscribe to Hulu (with ads) for $6.99 per month or Hulu (without ads) for $12.99 per month.
Who is part of the cast and crew of The Princess?
Princess features a talented cast with awards to their names. Joey King stars as the titular princess. You might recognize King from his role in the 2010 family comedy film, Ramona and Beezus where she starred as Ramona alongside Selena Gomez who played her sister, Beezus. King is also known for her starring role as Elle Evans in the Netflix trilogy, The kissing booth where she plays alongside Jacob Elordi and Joel Courtney.
The film also stars Dominic Cooper, known for his role as Jesse Custer in AMC’s supernatural horror drama, Preacherand his role as young Howard Stark in the 2011 Marvel film, Captain America: The First Avenger. Cooper also played Sky in the 2008 musical, Mom Mia and its sequel, Mama Mia! Here we go again (2018).
Olga Kurylenko, who is best known for her role as Taskmaster in the 2021 Marvel movie, Black Widow, also starring in the film. Kurylenko is also known for her role as Bond girl Camille Montes in the James Bond film, Quantum of Comfort (2008). Veronica Ngo also stars in Princess. You might recognize Ngo from his role as Quynh in Netflix’s 2020 superhero movie, The old guard.
Princess is also supported by a talented team. The film was written by Ben Lustig (The thirst) and Jake Thorton (Final Fantasy). The film is directed by Le-Van Kiet, who also directed the 2019 action film, Fury. Toby Jaffe, who worked on Total recall is producing the film alongside Derek Kolstad (John Wick).