Paradise Trailer: Diablo Cody Makes Directing Debut

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Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is taking the director’s chair to bring to life her latest screenplay, Paradise. Julianne Hough stars as a God-fearing rural America young woman who leaves her comfy confines and heads out to Las Vegas to put the “Sin” in Sin City.

The first trailer for Paradise has premiered and it is clear even from the few minutes we see of the film that it is pure Cody.

Hough’s Lamb (yes, that’s her name) has had a rough go of it after a tragic accident. Feeling constrained by her world, she takes an “L.L. Bean bag full of cash” and heads to Vegas to find herself and grossly expand her world.

When she arrives, she meets Russell Brand’s bartender and Octavia Spencer’s (Oscar winner for The Help) showgirl and it begins a series of days she will never forget.

No specific release date has been announced other than that Paradise will premiere in October. 

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