‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Trailer: Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson in an Enticing Mystery

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Take a look at the trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale, an upcoming mystery-thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and more.

The film tells of what unfolds when seven strangers, each carrying secrets they want buried, meet up at the titular rundown hotel. Everything hits the fan on one fateful night, which will offer them a chance at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

This one comes from writer-director Drew Goddard, known for co-writing The Martian, Cloverfield, World War Z, Netflix’s Daredevil series, and for co-writing/directing the oh-so great genre mash-up The Cabin in the Woods. Bad Times at the El Royale brings that latter film to mind, with its mysterious ‘what is really going on?’ narrative and hints at some major twists down the road. It looks like a lot of fun.

The film, which also stars Cynthia Erivo, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Nick Offerman, will open in the US on October 5 and arrives in Australia on October 18.

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