Juno and Young Adult screenwriter Diablo Cody is turning director with Paradise, which is due to hit cinemas later this year. Now the first trailer for the movie has arrived.
Previously titled Lamb Of God, the comedy is about a young conservative religious woman (Julianne hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash. She decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner – although what she classes as sin and what most people do are very different – and on her journey finds her way back to her faith. Cody comments that, “She is so naive that some of the shocking things she does we all would do on a Friday night.”
Russell Brand plays William, a bartender who befriends the young woman after she arrives in Vegas. The great cast also includes Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, and Holly Hunter.
It’ll be out in the US in October, but there’s no UK release currently set.