‘Vengeance’: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around B J Novak’s dark comic-thriller

Ben arrives in West Texas to investigate sudden death of a girl he was hooking up with which is very twisted then what he thought


                            ‘Vengeance’: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around B J Novak’s dark comic-thriller
B J Novak in a still from 'Vengeance' (Focus Features)
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Lately, dark comic-thriller films are developing their own global fanbase. These films which have a perfect balance of intriguing storyline, drama, thriller and also the dark satire-comedy in it are also loved by viewers. For fans who have loved the dark-comedy thriller genre, Focus Features is bringing a totally novel and out-of-the-box dark-comedy thriller film ‘Vengeance’. The film has been written and directed by BJ Novak. The film has been produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions in collaboration with Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks under their Divide/Conquer banner.

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The film ‘Vengeance’ star cast includes BJ Novak, Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J-Smith Cameron and Dove Cameron. Before the film ‘Vengeance’ hits the theatres, audiences can also have their fill of brilliant dark comedy series and films by watching ‘Dead to Me’, ‘The Outlaws’, ‘Army of Thieves’ and ‘Silent Night’.

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When is ‘Vengeance’ releasing?

The much-awaited dark-comedy thriller film ‘Vengeance’ is releasing globally by July 29, 2022, in theaters.

What is the plot of ‘Vengeance’?

The plot revolves around a New York-based journalist and podcaster Ben Manalowitz (B J Novak) who is seen traveling to Texas in order to attend the funeral of a woman named Abilene (Issa Rae) he was seen briefly hooking up with. Whilst he arrives in Texas, Ben has a realization of Abilene’s family being in the impression that her ties to him were more serious than just casual.
The trailer is full of twists and turns. Initially whilst others believed that Abilene died from a drug overdose, Ben is told that she had been murdered and immediately gets roped into a vengeance plan. Ben doesn’t approach this case conventionally and turns it into a podcast. Initially with no evidence and proof to believe that it was a murder, later on, Ben believes that this all could be a cover-up. As he dives in deep to solve this mysterious murder case of Abilene, Ben starts to untangle a fabricated web of lies that help him in finding the real truth about Abilene’s death.
 
The official synopsis reads, “VENGEANCE, the directorial debut from writer and star B J Novak (“The Office”), is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with.  With an ensemble cast that includes Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron”.

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Who stars in ‘Vengeance’?

The following actors have been confirmed for the film.

B J Novak as Ben Manalowitz

The 42-years-old American comedian, director, writer and star B J Novak is best known as the writer, executive producer and director of the iconic NBC sitcom ‘The Office’. He has also acted in films like ‘Inglorious Basterds’, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ and ‘The Founder’. B J Novak is going to be seen playing the lead role of Ben in awaited dark-comedy thriller film ‘Vengeance’.

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The film ‘Vengeance’ star cast also includes Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J-Smith Cameron and Dove Cameron.

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Latest news about ‘Vengeance’ film

1. “I am overwhelmed with happiness that Vengeance will premiere as the centerpiece film of the Tribeca Festival, which has supported so many of my favorite artists over the years,” Novak, whose FX anthology series The Premise premiered last year, said in a statement. Festival director and vice-president, of programming Cara Cusumano added, “B J Novak has already established himself as one of the most talented actors and writers in film and entertainment, so it’s no surprise to see him now take on the role of feature film director. The Tribeca Festival is honored to host the world premiere of this comic thriller as our centerpiece gala selection.”

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2. The coveted Tribeca Film Festival 2022 has announced that B J Novak’s film ‘Vengeance’ is going to be their main centerpiece film which will be premiered at the festival on June 12, 2022.

Creators

The film ‘Vengeance’ has been written and directed by B J Novak. The film has been produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions in collaboration with Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks under their Divide/Conquer banner.

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Trailer

The official trailer of the much-awaited dark-comedy thriller ‘Vengeance’ has been released globally. You can also watch it here.


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