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Trailer Watch: Diablo Cody's Directorial Debut 'Paradise,' Starring Hough, Brand, Spencer and Hunter

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2013 at 1:12PM

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.
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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."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.