In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Domhnall Gleeson opened up about his thoughts on the upcoming release of “Bad Times at the El Royale.”
It was described by EW as a film where “everyone can be a little bit of a creep.” Gleeson plays Eddie, a man who is originally part of a group of friends who are flying to this small Western-style motel in the Nevada desert to meet up with their mutual friend, Jack. But things quickly devolve as “bad days” begin, leaving Jack dead, and everyone else in a crummy situation.
“I think [‘Bad Times at the El Royale’] has a reputation of being a really cool movie that’s not really the fun, fun movie that everyone makes it out to be,” Gleeson told EW. “I think people in Australia, which is where I came from, are really excited about it.”
Gleeson may have a shot at finally living up to expectations overseas, as “Bad Times at the El Royale” hits Australian theaters on December 20.
“It’s a very messed up movie. And it’s not fun. You have to wait for this movie to show you what it’s about. There’s a certain degree of sadness in it, a certain sadness in life that it deals with,” Gleeson told EW. “I thought it’s a movie that never gets a chance to become a film and instead it’s the movie that gets a chance to be made and its product.”
Gleeson recently shared more thoughts about “Bad Times at the El Royale” in an interview with the BBC.
“It’s a simple story. So simple you could think of every film about, you know, weird situations but then have it executed with wit and sophistication. I think the writing is really good. It’s really funny,” Gleeson said. “I’m excited for the people who have not seen it to see it and I’m incredibly excited for them to be able to share that experience with me.”
The film also stars Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman, Cailee Spaeny, Jon Bernthal, Caity Lotz, Chris Hemsworth, and Kim Dickens.
“Bad Times at the El Royale” hits U.S. theaters on January 18.