Diablo Cody's directorial debut, "Paradise," hits VOD on August 8 and theaters October 18. It stars Julianne Hough as a small-town young woman whose faith is tested when she survives extensive burn injuries, and heads to Las Vegas for some soul-searching. Watch the trailer below.

Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter also star. Check out eight first-look images from the film here.

Cody won the Oscar in 2008 for Jason Reitman's "Juno"; she penned the script for "Paradise."