Remember when Hollywood worried about debuting a film in theaters and on VOD on the same day? Now it's actually becoming common for VOD to come before the theatrical release. The latest is Diablo Cody's directorial debut, Paradise. Today, the Oscar-winning Juno scribe tweeted that the movie will still be hitting the big screen as planned this October, but first it's going to be exclusively available to DirecTV customers via the satellite television provider's On Demand pay-per-view service.
That's one week from today. So, if you're a Codyspeak fan or just curious about the movie and don't have DirecTV, you've got some time to find out which friends do. Paradise stars Julianne Hough (Footloose) as a young conservative named Lamb (as in "lamb of God," which was the former title) who questions her faith after surviving a plane crash and heads to Las Vegas to let loose. Rounding out the cast of the movie are Holly Hunter and Nick Offerman, as Lamb's parents, and Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer, who respectively play a bartender and craps dealer she meets in Sin City.
Paradise has been a long time coming, and so I might be able to wait a little longer to see how it plays with a theater audience. But I do have DirecTV and I just don't know that I can be very patient now that I've seen what Offerman looks like in his role (kinda resembles David Koechner -- whammy!). See the recently released still below (and for more, visit USA Today).
Paradise can be found on DirecTV On Demand starting August 8 and will hit theaters October 18.
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