Issa Rae and Ashton Kutcher in the trailer for the black comedy film ‘Vengeance’
by Alex Billington
May 23, 2022
“The problem is that these people aren’t smart, the problem is that they are.” Focus Features has unveiled an official trailer for Revengemarking the actor’s feature debut as a director BJ Novakknown since Office and Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. The film debuts as the first centerpiece at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival in New York this summer. It’s described as “a darkly comedic thriller” about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was dating. From this trailer, it’s obvious there’s more going on and he’s getting in over his head trying to make a true crime podcast by learning about real criminality. Novak also wrote the screenplay and stars with an ensemble cast including Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameronand Dove Cameron. Sounds like good old Texas fun, taking a city boy for a ride on the wild side. Check it out.
Here is the first official trailer of BJ Novak Revengelive from Focus’ Youtube:
Vengeance is BJ Novak’s feature debut, a darkly comedic thriller about a journalist who travels from New York to West Texas to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman. Revenge is both written and directed by a Jewish American actor turned filmmaker BJ Novak, making his directorial debut; he has also directed episodes of “The Office”, “The Mindy Project”, and “The Premise” for television before. Produced by Jason Blum, Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks; produced by Blumhouse Productions. The film premieres at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival this summer. Focus Features will release Novak’s Revenge in select U.S. theaters from July 29, 2022 Coming soon. First impression? Do you look funny?