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. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in Bad Times at the El Royale.
Drew Goddard began his career as a writer and producer on TV series including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias and Lost. In 2008 he wrote his first screenplay, for the film Cloverfield, and in 2012 made his directorial debut with the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods. Since then, he has written the screenplays of titles such as World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013) or The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015) as well as having executive produced 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016), the ‘spiritual’ sequel of Cloverfield. Bad Times at the El Royale is his second film as a director.