Spanish fashion creative and photographer Alice Waddington makes her feature directorial debut with the fantasy thriller Paradise Hills, starring Emma Roberts (‘American Horror Story’) and Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil Franchise).
Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin, Patti Cake$), Awkwafina (The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians), Jeremy Irvine (Billionaire Boys Club, War Horse), Arnaud Valois (BPM (Beats Per Minute), The Girl on the Train), and Eiza Gonzalez (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) also star.
Co-written by Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal, V/H/S Viral) and Brian DeLeeuw (Daniel Isn’t Real, Some Kind of Hate.), in the film, set on an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics, and restricted diets, revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents — Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It’s a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.
Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Paradise Hills in theaters on October 25, 2019, followed by its arrival on digital and On Demand November 1, 2019.