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BIG MOVIE: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE With Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges & Dakota Johnson Films in Vancouver This Winter


What is the El Royale?

A run-down hotel in the 1960s near Lake Tahoe in California, where a cast of characters collide violently in “60s noir thriller” Bad Times at the El Royale from Drew Goddard.

Who’s in it?

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is a charasmatic cult leader looking to recapture a follower who got away.

Jeff “the Dude” Bridges (Kingsman) is a convict pretending to be a priest so he can find stolen loot he stashed in the hotel years before.

Kingman: The Golden Circle image.

Russell Crowe (The Mummy) has joined the cast, Chris Hemsworth told Cinema Blend.

The Mummy image.

Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades) has joined the cast, according to The Tracking Board.

Fifty Shades image.

Tony winner Cynthia Erivo is a down-on-her-luck singer who crosses paths with the others.

Cailee Spaeney is a young Southern girl hiding out in the hotel.

Bad Times at the El Royale is Drew Goddard’s feature film followup to his horror hit The Cabin in the Woods.

Bad Times at the El Royale (working title Purple Harvest) is expected to film in metro Vancouver from January 29th to April 13th.

The 20th Century Fox production already has a shoot scheduled on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue for January 30th and 31st.

The plan is to turn this block between Park Street and Highway 9 into a 1950s Christmas holiday scene, according to a filming notice.

Bad Times at the El Royale is expected in theatres on October 5th.

Sources: Production Weekly, B.C. Production List, Agassiz Observer.


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