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Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges Eyeing Bad Times at the El Royale
Aug 24, 2017 by: WENN
Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges are eyeing the lead roles in Bad Times at the El Royale.
Fox purchased the rights to Drew Goddard's script in March, and the filmmaker is expected to direct and produce the film, with shooting is slated to begin next January.
And it appears Goddard's cast is beginning to assemble, with Variety reporting that Hemsworth and Bridges are in final negotiations for the project.
Details about the plot remain under wraps, but the story is expected to be set in the 1960s and focus on a dilapidated hotel in California's Lake Tahoe named the El Royale, where a group of shady characters convene.
Should Hemsworth close the deal, it will mark the Australian actor's second project with Goddard, as the pair teamed on 2012 horror movie The Cabin in the Woods.
Goddard found success with cult film Cloverfield and by writing episodes of TV series Lost, but most recently rose to prominence when he received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on translating Andy Weir's book The Martian to the big screen.
Hemsworth will next be seen in Thor: Ragnarok, set to be released from late October, and in Avengers: Infinity War. The 34-year-old is also gearing up to promote Nicolai Fuglsig's Horse Soldiers, which tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11.
Meanwhile, Bridges last appeared on the silver screen in Hell or High Water and Marc Webb's drama The Only Living Boy in New York. He will next be seen as Agent Champagne in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and in biographical drama Only the Brave, both of which are slated to hit cinemas by the end of the year.
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