08/02/2013 08:21 am ET

Diablo Cody's 'Paradise' Gets Surprise DirecTV Debut On Aug. 8; Set For Theatrical Release In October

Honest to blog: Diablo Cody's directorial debut will premiere on DirecTV on Aug. 8. The film, which stars Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman and Octavia Spencer, is set to bow in theaters this coming October.

Cody made the announcement on her Twitter account:

Cody's film, initially called "Lamb of God," focuses on a pious young woman (Hough) who's left with severe burns after surviving a plane crash. Her crisis of faith following the accident leads her to Las Vegas.

"If you have ever been through something incredibly difficult such as this kind of injury, you know it's hard to stay positive and not surrender to cynicism completely," Cody told USA Today. "I wanted to make a non-cynical movie that would inspire positivity."

Cody's previous credits include the Oscar-winning script for "Juno," "Jennifer's Body," the television series "The United States of Tara" and 2011's "Young Adult."

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