Bad Times at the El Royale
Bad Times at the El Royale

The world premiere of Bad Times at the El Royale, directed by Drew Goddard and starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson, will close the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival’s 66th edition, out of competition. This is Drew Goddard’s second film, following his first feature, The Cabin in the Woods (2012).

Goddard, who penned the scripts for Cloverfield (2008), War World Z (2013) and The Martian (2015) and has produced TV series including Lost or Alias, boasts a cast headed by Donostia Award winner Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, Suspiria) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town).

In the film, seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

The soundtrack of the film, which brings seven strangers together in a rundown hotel on Lake Tahoe, is composed by Michael Giacchino (Jurassic World, Coco, Up) and its director of photography is Seamus McGarvey (Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals, Darkest Hour).

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