Diablo Cody is back with her directorial debut (which she also wrote) called "Paradise," the story of a sweet and religious girl next door (Julianne Hough) who goes to the Las Vegas Strip to experience life after recovering from a terrible accident. She is accompanied by a charming bartender (Russell Brand) and a friendly showgirl (Octavia Spencer). Bonus: see if you can spot a bald and nearly unrecognizable Nick Offerman, who is quickly becoming the staple of any indie cast.

"Paradise" premieres on DirecTV on August 8, with a theatrical release on October 18.