First Pictures from Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut, ‘Paradise’


Julianne Hough in Paradise

Julianne Hough in Paradise
Photo: Image Entertainment

Previously known as Lamb of God, Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut, Paradise, is suddenly preparing to hit theaters on October 18 after being in the can for a long, long time. Hell, I posted its MPAA rating way back in November 2012.

Today USA Today has shed plenty more light on the film with the first eight pictures and additional information on the film, which stars Julianne Hough as Lamb, a deeply religious woman who suffers severe burns and a subsequent spiritual crisis that sends her to hedonistic Las Vegas.

Cody tells USA Today, “If you have ever been through something incredibly difficult such as this kind of injury, you know it’s hard to stay positive and not surrender to cynicism completely. I wanted to make a non-cynical movie that would inspire positivity.”

The article gets a little more detailed about the plot, but I didn’t want to know too much as I expect this one just might show up in Toronto before Image ushers it into theaters in October and I’d rather see it without knowing too much. However, if you’re interested, click here for more of the story.

Alone with Hough, the film co-stars Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter. Check out the rest of the pictures directly below.