Julia Garner in The Royal Hotel | Entertainment

Julia Garner should star in “The Royal Hotel”.

The ‘Ozark’ and ‘Inventing Anna’ actress will reunite with director Kitty Green – with whom she worked on ‘The Assistant’ – a film that earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Green is directing the film and also co-writing the screenplay with Oscar Redding. The film will be produced by See-Saw Films, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Liz Watts, Kath Shelper. Simon Gillis will serve as the film’s executive producer.

The film follows American backpackers Hannah and her friend Sydney, who resort to a working holiday at the Royal Hotel – a bar in a small, male-dominated mining town in the heart of Australia’s Outback.

The hotel is notorious for cycling through young female employees every few months, and it’s not long before they’re subjected to mind games and manipulation, trapped in the middle of nowhere, not knowing who to trust.


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Production on the film is expected to begin this summer.

Julia previously described fame as “gross” and “unhealthy” and cited the example of her “Inventing Anna” character Anna Sorokin, a con man who defrauded New York high society, banks and friends by making herself pass for a German heiress.

The 28-year-old actress said: “I think fame is disgusting to be honest. For it to be an unhealthy higher power, I think it’s dangerous… so much so that look what happened with Anna.”

Julia also confessed that she didn’t think she was “interesting” enough to be interviewed before she rose to fame as an actress.

She said: “I never thought I had anything interesting to say. It’s weird that people ask you all these questions.”

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