Bad Times at the El Royale trailer: Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson check into a hotel with a dark past
Mad Man star Jon Hamm returns to the 1960s and Chris Hemsworth reunites with his The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard in the upcoming neo-noir thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.
In what is easily one of the best cut and most intense trailers this year, seven shifty strangers — each with a secret to bury — are thrown together in a rundown hotel near Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border. The concierge (Lewis Pullman) offers the guests the choice to stay in either side of the border.
Among this all-star cast of strangers are a salesman (Hamm), cult leader (Hemsworth), a priest-who's-clearly-not-a-priest (Jeff Bridges), a down-on-her-luck singer (Cynthia Erivo) and two felon sisters (Dakota Johnson and Cailee Spaeny).
Over the course of one fateful night, they find themselves on a collision course that turns into the ultimate fight for survival. The trailer offers an intriguing combination of voyeurism, murder and mystery — all to the sounds of classic Motown music.
The clip ends with a gorgeous long shot with Erivo running out of the hotel to reveal the "El Royale" sign. Will they check out in time and alive?
Find out when it opens on 5 October.
And if you have seen Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods, you know he's not someone who sticks to genre conventions. So, expect a plot twist unlike any other.
Watch the trailer here.
Updated Date: Jun 09, 2018 14:45 PM