Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film written, produced and directed by Drew Goddard. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, and Chris Hemsworth. Set in 1969, the plot follows seven strangers who each are hiding dark secrets that come to a head on one night in a shady hotel on the California–Nevada border.
Set in 1969, Bad Times at the El Royale follows seven strangers who find themselves at the El Royale, a novelty hotel at the border of California and Nevada. But as the strangers — including a priest (Bridges), a vacuum cleaner salesman (Hamm), a Southern gangster (Johnson), and a former singer (Erivo) — settle into their rooms, they discover that something strange is afoot inside and outside the hotel.
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