In ‘The Royal Hotel,’ an Australian thriller, Hanna and Liv, two best friends from the United States, take temporary jobs at a pub in a small mining town in the Outback. This movie is getting a lot of buzz before coming out in theatres. Kitty Green has directed the Royal Hotel, which includes the cast of Julia Garner and Jessica Henwick. The movie is about excitement, friendship, and the unexpected problems Hanna and Liv encounter on their trip to Australia.

The Royal Hotel Cast & Characters Explained:

Julia Garner as Hanna

Julia Garner, a three-time Emmy-winning actress renowned for her role as Ruth Langmore in ‘Ozark,’ steps into the character of Hanna. Garner has previously collaborated with director Kitty Green on ‘The Assistant,’ where her stellar performance earned her critical acclaim.

Jessica Henwick as Liv

Jessica Henwick, known for her roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Iron Fist,’ portrays Liv in ‘The Royal Hotel.’ Henwick’s career has seen her transition from television to high-profile feature films, including ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ and ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.’

Hugo Weaving as the Villainous Hotel Owner

In a surprising twist, Hugo Weaving, famous for his role as Agent Smith in ‘The Matrix,’ takes on the role of the sinister hotel owner. His inclusion adds an intriguing layer to the film’s ensemble cast.

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Supporting Cast:

The movie also features an ensemble of talented actors, including:

  • Toby Wallace as Matty
  • Ursula Yovich as Carol
  • Daniel Henshall as Dolly
  • James Frecheville as Teeth
  • Herbert Nordrum as Torsten


Hanna (Julia Garner) and Liv (Jessica Henwick), two best friends from the United States, are at the center of “The Royal Hotel.” During their journey around Australia, they run out of money. Liv wants to try something new, so she talks Hanna into taking a brief live-in job behind the bar at ‘The Royal Hotel,’ which is in a small mining town in the Outback. Pub owner Billy and the locals set up their first taste of drinking in Australia, but things quickly get out of hand. As the girls get used to their new jobs, they find themselves in a scary situation that gets worse and worse.

Release Date:

The release date of ‘The Royal Hotel’ is Friday, October 6th.

Where to Stream ‘The Royal Hotel’?

Right now, the only way to watch the movie is in theaters. The distributor of the movie has not yet announced when or where The Royal Hotel will be available to stream. However, it is likely that the film will be available on Hulu since it is distributed by Neon. As to when that would be is still unknown. 

What is Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel based on?

Kitty Green’s ‘The Royal Hotel’ draws inspiration from the 2016 documentary ‘Hotel Coolgardie’ by Pete Gleeson. The documentary centers on two Finnish backpackers who take jobs as bartenders at a remote Australian pub, the Hotel Coolgardie. Known for its hostile male clientele and the exploitation of backpackers, this source material hints at the challenging and compelling narrative that ‘The Royal Hotel’ promises to deliver.

Watch the trailer here:

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