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'Valley of the Gods': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the fantasy drama film

'Valley of the Gods' tells the story of the world's richest man, his biographer and their brushes with Navajo legend
John Malkovich (WellGoUSA)
John Malkovich (WellGoUSA)

There's a brilliant new movie releasing soon on VOD starring Josh Hartnett and John Malkovich. 'Valley of the Gods' tells the story of the world's richest man, his biographer and their brushes with Navajo legend. Here’s everything you need to know about the project.

Release date

'Valley of the Gods' will be released via video on demand on August 11.


'Valley of the Gods' weaves together three separate plotlines to make up an epic fantasy story. Divorced writer John Ecas (Josh Hartnett) is hired to pen the biography of the world's richest man, the reclusive Wes Tauros (John Malkovich). Tauros is attempting to mine sacred Navajo lands for uranium. But Tauros's actions unearth beings from Navajo legends that were thought to be nothing more than a myth.

Here's the official synopsis courtesy of distributors Well Go USA: "Starring Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe, and John Malkovich, Valley of the Gods contrasts abundance and poverty through three separate storylines, featuring a middle-class writer (Hartnett), an eccentric trillionaire (Malkovich), and a struggling Navajo community. Post-divorce, copywriter John Ecas undertakes the biography of the richest man on earth, who is dead-set on mining sacred lands for uranium. When modern advance runs afoul of long-dormant guardians from ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match."


Josh Hartnett

Stella Artois hosts Josh Hartnett at The Championships, Wimbledon, as the Official Beer of the tournament at Wimbledon on July 14, 2018, in London, England (Getty Images)

Hartnett is an American actor and movie producer who is best known for his work in the war film 'Pearl Harbor'. He has also had important roles on a number of other projects including 'Black Hawk Down', 'Lucky Number Slevin', '40 Days and 40 Nights', and the horror TV series 'Penny Dreadful'.

In the movie, Hartnett will be playing the role of writer John Ecas, who is working as the biographer for a rich but reclusive man when the events of the movie take place. Other cast members include John Malkovich as Wes Tauros, Bérénice Marlohe as Karen Kitson, John Rhys-Davies as Dr Hermann, Jaime Ray Newman as Laura Ecas and Keir Dullea as Ulim. 


Lech Majewski

Director Lech Majewski poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival at The Samsung Galaxy Tab Lift on January 25, 2011, in Park City, Utah (Getty Images)

Majewski is an acclaimed Polish filmmaker, theater director, writer, poet and painter. He is the director, writer and co-cinematographer of 'Valley of the Gods'. His previous works include 'The Garden of Earthly Delights', 'The Gospel According to Harry', 'The Mill and the Cross' and 'Glass Lips'. He is also a producer for the movie alongside Filip Jan Rymsza on behalf of their companies, Angelus Silesius and Royal Road Entertainment. Executive producers are Royal Road’s Olga Kagan, Małgorzata Domin and The Safran Company’s Peter and Natalia Safran while co-producers include Royal Road’s Carla Rosen-Vacher and Jan Harlan.


The trailer for 'Valley of the Gods' combines clips of Navajo rituals and haunting landscapes to create a truly surreal experience. If the movie is anything like the trailer, it's sure to be a particularly mind-bending affair that you do not want to miss.


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