Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut ‘Paradise’ To Premiere On DirecTV Next Week
Honest to blog? Diablo Cody just tweeted that “Paradise,” her directorial debut that stars Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter, wouldn’t bow theatrically in October, but rather would get its big premiere on satellite channel DirecTV next week. The tale of a young woman (Hough) who loses her faith following a horrific plane crash (she’s badly burned) and travels to Las Vegas to experience all the seediness the town has to offer, was originally scheduled for an October 18th release date but will now debut on August 8th in your living room.
Cody tweeted: “My movie PARADISE premieres on DirecTV on August 8, so plan on saying in next Thursday w/ pizza & indie.” She later tweeted, in a more Diablo Cody-ish way, “Most directors force you to LEAVE THE HOUSE to see their movie – you can watch mine naked with a bag of Mint Milanos.” She then maintained that it would still be coming to theaters in October, which is good news for anyone without the satellite provider (meaning pretty much everyone).
We are still very much looking forward to the movie, which Cody recently told USA Today was “a non-cynical movie that would inspire positivity,” especially since we’ve been waiting for Hough to really shine after a terrific supporting performance in the “Footloose” remake and an above average performance in the otherwise abysmal “Rock of Ages,” which, had the movie been better, probably would have made her a big time star. Plus, since winning the Oscar for her “Juno” screenplay, Cody has proven herself to be one of Hollywood’s most original talents (we even loved “Jennifer’s Body”). Hopefully the movie’s sneaky debut isn’t symbolic of a lack of support from the movie’s producers and distributors. We’ll find out soon enough, which is good because we need some new Cody-isms in our life (she contributed something to this spring’s “Evil Dead” remake but her hand was invisible).
“Paradise” premieres on DirecTV on August 8th, followed by a theatrical bow on October 18th.
Paradise: Poster Art Released
The poster for Julianne’s new film Paradise written and directed by Diablo Cody was released today. Check it out here or click to enlarge below.
Some people find paradise on an island, but Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven”), Russell Brand, and Octavia Spencer find it in Las Vegas.
“Paradise” (originally titled “Lamb of God”), the directorial debut from Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (“Juno”), stars Hough as Lamb, a small-town religious girl. After nearly dying in an accident, Lamb gets a big insurance check and decides to start living life to the fullest. She sets out to experience the thrills of Sin City, where she learns to navigate the scene — and life — with help from new friends, played by Brand and Spencer.
“Paradise” also stars Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter.
This exclusive poster from the film shows the cast of characters looking hopeful in the luminescent Vegas lights (and Offerman is nearly unrecognizable). Check it out below and get ready for cheap cocktails and soul-searching when “Paradise” opens October 18.
Happy Birthday, Julianne!
Today is Julianne’s birthday! Happy Birthday to our girl who turns 25 today!! Check out her birthday message here.
2009 Photo Sessions
Candids & Appearances
2013 SVEDKA Vodka Splash of Summer Celebration
Julianne attended a new event this week. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Enjoy.