Watch the trailer for Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise. Cody has been quite successful as a screenwriter, winning an Oscar for Juno and writing the screenplays for Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult. This is her first film as both writer and director. The trailer for the film shows off Cody’s witty dialogue and eye for quirky characters, but we’re not too sure about Julianne Hough’s suitability. She’s seems a little awkward – more than her character demands. You never know, this could be a fantastic film.
Check out the trailer. You can find the official synopsis and poster underneath it.
After a nearly fatal accident, 21-year-old Lamb Mannerheim (Hough) is beginning to realize that the world is much bigger than her small, God-fearing Montana town. Armed with a big, fat insurance payout and a checklist of untried sins, there’s only one place for her first taste of temptation…Las Vegas! And, with the help of a few new friends (Brand and Spencer), Lamb embarks on an oddball odyssey of lost souls, broken faith and cheap cocktails…a true journey of the heart.
Starring Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter and Nick Offerman.
Paradise will be available VOD on DirecTV starting August 8th before hitting U.S. theaters on October 18th.