BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
Jeff Bridges- Father Daniel Flynn/ Dock O’Kelly
Cynthia Erivo- Darlene Sweet
Jon Hamm- Laramie Seymore Sullivan/ Dwight Broadbeck
Dakota Johnson- Emily Summerspring
Chris Hemsworth- Billy Lee
Bridges, Hamm and Johnson “check in” to a new thriller from Director Dwight Goddard, “Bad Times at the El Royal”.
A priest, a vacuum salesman and a hippie check into a hotel…. sounds like the set up for a off color joke, but instead it is the set up for the new thriller from Director/Writer Dwight Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) called “Bad Times at the El Royale”.
The El Royale hotel is a unique establishment located outside Lake Tahoe straddling the state line between California and Nevada. Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman), the El Royale front desk clerk, explains to guests that they have the choice to stay in the rooms located in California and take advantage of the amenities there or stay in Nevada and enjoy the slot machines locate on the opposite side of the lobby.
The first guest to arrive are a priest Father Flynn (Bridges), an aspiring singer Darlene Sweet and the first one in line requesting the honeymoon suite Laramie Seymore Sullivan, a vacuum salesman. As Miles assigns the rooms a fourth guest comes in, a hippie named Emily Summerspring. Everyone adjourns to their rooms and the secrets of the El Royal begin to reveal themselves.