Americans Hanna (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick) are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ‘The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
NEON distributes in the US.
Filmed in the South Australian country town of Yatina.
The film is said to be inspired by the 2016 documentary film Hotel Coolgardie.
Transmission Films released The Royal Hotel in Theaters in Australia on October 6, 2023.
NEON released The Royal Hotel in Theaters on October 6, 2023.
NEON released The Royal Hotel on VOD on October 24, 2023.
Universal Pictures UK released The Royal Hotel in Cinemas in the UK on November 3, 2023.
Director: Kitty Green