Bad Times at the El Royale: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges & More Filming in Vancouver Area

Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades), Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) and more will be filming in Vancouver and area over the next couple of months for Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale.

Bad Times at the El Royale Stars Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Jeff Bridges

Drew Goddard is directing Bad Times at the El Royale from his own script. Drew is known for his work on many high-profile projects including producing The Martian, creating/writing Daredevil and writing/directing The Cabin in the Woods, to name a few.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is set in Lake Tahoe, California in the 1960s. The story centres around a group of shady individuals at an old hotel called the ‘El Royale’.

Bad Times at the El Royale Filming Locations

The downtown of Agassiz will be the backdrop for part of the movie. Under the working title of ‘Purple Harvest’, the film is taking over the town’s Pioneer Avenue for setup today, tomorrow and January 28 for filming on January 29 and 30, thanks to information provided by the Agassiz-Harrison Observer.

The notice they posted mentions that Agassiz will be getting a makeover to look like it’s the Christmas holiday season in the 1950s. The shoot in Agassiz was originally planned for February 5-6, but it looks like the schedule was moved ahead.

Thanks to @DanicaGiroux for snapping a couple of pictures of Bad Times at the El Royale setting up on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz:

As more locations are spotted, they’ll be added to our Current Filming Locations Page as well as our Filming Locations Archive, so check back often for updates! If you spot Bad Times at the El Royale filming in Vancouver, Agassiz or elsewhere around British Columbia, let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.

Bad Times at the El Royale Cast

Here’s a roundup of the cast of Bad Times at the El Royale thanks in part to the film’s IMDb page:

Actor Role You may know them from
Chris Hemsworth Marvel’s Avengers, Thor, The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Dakota Johnson Fifty Shades of Grey/Darker/Freed, The Social Network, How to Be Single
Jeff Bridges The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, True Grit, Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Russell Crowe Les Misérables, Man of Steel, Gladiator, The Mummy
Nick Offerman Parks & Recreation, The Founder, Fargo
Mark O’Brien Halt and Catch Fire, The Last Tycoon, Arrival, Republic of Doyle
Cailee Spaeny
Cynthia Erivo Broad City, The Tunnel, Mr Selfridge

Roles haven’t been revealed yet, but we’ll update this article as more details become available.

Thank you as always to @lemon_buzz for letting us know that Bad Times at the El Royale would be filming in Vancouver!

More photos of Bad Times at the El Royale filming:

Bad Times at the El Royale is currently scheduled to continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until April 6th – as always, dates are subject to change based on the needs of the production.