Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Drew Goddard.
Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Shea Whigham and others.

Watch the official trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale

20th Century Studios on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 released the trailer:
Bad Times at the El Royale | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

What is Bad Times at the El Royale about?

In 1959 a man hides a bag of money under the floorboards of a hotel room, but afterward, another man arrives and kills him.
Ten years later, Catholic priest Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), and hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson) arrive at the El Royale hotel that straddles the California-Nevada border, popular with the wealthy until losing its gambling license. They meet the hotel's only remaining employee, Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman). Upon checking into the honeymoon suite, Sullivan begins removing wiretaps but unexpectedly finds a second set as well. He then discovers a secret corridor from which guest's rooms can be observed via two-way mirrors and filmed with a movie camera. From the corridor, Sullivan sees Emily committing an apparent kidnapping. He calls into the FBI, where he identifies as Special Agent Dwight Broadbeck. J. Edgar Hoover instructs him to ignore the kidnapping, and prevent the guests from leaving until the FBI materials are secured, so Dwight disables all the cars.
Flynn invites Sweet to join him for dinner. She sees him spiking her drink and knocks him unconscious with a bottle. Miller finds and revives Flynn, then shows him the secret passageway, explaining that "management" regularly had him film guests' intimate encounters, and send the footage to them. Miller admits having withheld one incriminating film of a deceased public figure who had been kind to him. When Flynn leaves to evaluate the film, Miller witnesses through the two-way mirror Agent Broadbeck attempting to rescue Emily's hostage, who is revealed to be Emily's younger sister, Rose. Emily kills Broadbeck with a shotgun, which also shoots out the mirror and brutalizes half of Miller's face.

Who's in the Bad Times at the El Royale cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Bad Times at the El Royale.

Jeff Bridges Father Daniel Flynn / Dock O'Kelly
Cynthia Erivo Darlene Sweet
Dakota Johnson Emily Summerspring
Jon Hamm Laramie Seymour Sullivan/Dwight Broadbeck
Cailee Spaeny Rose Summerspring
Lewis Pullman Miles Miller
Chris Hemsworth Billy Lee
Nick Offerman Felix O'Kelly
Xavier Dolan Buddy Sunday a lecherous music producer
Shea Whigham Dr. Woodbury Laurence Dock's prison doctor
Mark O'Brien Larsen Rogers the O'Kellys' accomplice
Charles Halford Sammy Wilds Dock's prison cellmate
Jim O'Heir Milton Wyrick the MC in Reno
Gerry Nairn Reporter Paul Kraemer
Alvina August Vesta Shears
London Morrison Angela Harris (Vesta's Backup Singer) (as London A. Morrison)
Bethany Brown Florence Lemons (Vesta's Backup Singer)
Rebecca Toolan Helen Gandy
Hannah Zirke Young Emily Summerspring (as Hannah Jane Zirke)
Billy Wickman Hutch Summerspring
Charlotte Mosby Young Rose Summerspring
William B. Davis Judge Gordon Hoffman
Manny Jacinto Waring 'Wade' Espiritu
Tally Rodin Silvana 'Millie' Melvin
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt Annabell Czuchlewski
Jonathan Whitesell Chris 'Flicker' Grimes
Synto D. Misati Norris 'Roman' Kindel
Austin A.J. Abell Young Miles Miller (as Austin Abell)
Katharine Isabelle Auntie Ruth Pugh
Sarah Smyth Ginger Miller

When is Bad Times at the El Royale released in cinemas?

The film Bad Times at the El Royale was scheduled to be released on September 27, 2018 (Fantastic Fest), on October 5, 2018, on October 11, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) and on October 12, 2018 (United States) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros..

What are Bad Times at the El Royale film specifications?

The duration of the film is 141 minutes. With a budget of $32 million, the film grossed over $31.9 million.

The film Bad Times at the El Royale is rated with "R" rating.

Bad Times at the El Royale filming. Principal photography began on January 29, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

What are critics and audiences saying about Bad Times at the El Royale?

Bad Times at the El Royale got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 75/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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