Cynthia Erivo, who won a Tony Award last year for her leading performance in The Color Purple, has landed a leading role in the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is eyeing to begin production in January 2018.
Erivo will play a struggling singer amid a group of characters in a run-down Lake Tahoe hotel.
The 20th Century Fox project will feature a script by Drew Goddard, who also produces. Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, and newcomer Cailee Spaeny are also set to star.