British Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo stands out in her new film’s character posters.
Written and directed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, World War Z, The Martian) Bad Times at the El Royale, is about seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, who 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.
Cynthia Erivo, play soul singer ‘Darlene Sweet’ who has an interesting connection to Jeff Bridge’s character ‘Father Daniel Flynn’.
This is Erivo’s first major film role since her ending her run with the award-winning Broadway production of The Color Purple, in which she played the infamous character, Celie. For which she won ‘Best Actress’ at the 2016 Tony Awards, making her the first British Black woman to do so.
Erivo will also soon be seen in her second big film role ‘Widows’ from British Black director Steve McQueen starring alongside fellow Brit Daniel Kaluuya and Hollywood royalty Viola Davis.
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Bad Times at the El Royale
Director: Drew Goddard
Writer: Drew Goddard
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson
UK Release Date: October 12th, 2018