From September 8 in Italian cinemas with Universal Pictures Revengeblack comedy that marks the directorial debut of actor BJ Novak, known for his roles in the television series Office and the Inglourious Basterds by Tarantino. The film follows a journalist and podcaster who travels to Texas to investigate the death of a girl.
Plot and Cast”
“Vengeance,” the directorial debut of screenwriter and actor BJ Novak (“The Office”), is 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 in contact with.
The cast of “Vengeance” also includes Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, Dove Cameron, Issa Rae, Isabella Amara, J. Smith-Cameron, Lio Tipton, Eli Bickel, John Mayer, Louanne Stephens, Zach Villa, Clint Obenchain, Ryan Hammond, Ben Whitehair and Grayson Berry.
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- “Vengeance” is written and directed by actor BJ Novak, who is making his feature directorial debut; Novak has also previously directed television episodes of “The Office”, “The Mindy Project” and “The Premise”.
- The film is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks.
- The film premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.
- In an episode of the “Office Ladies” podcast, BJ Novak said he got the idea for the movie when he saw a poster for another movie called Vengeance at a film festival. He said he was struck by the potential image of his face on a poster with that title, believing the public would be surprised, as it is not the type of work he is known for.
- The scene where Kansas City shows Ben his broken cell phone screen and says he keeps it that way because it reminds him of how he feels mirrors a similar scene in “The Apartment” where Shirley MacLaine’s character has a broken mirror. in her apartment and explains to Jack Lemmon’s character that she’s not fixing it because it reminds her of how she feels.
- The original music of “Vengeance” is by the composer Finneas O’Connell (The Fallout), Oscar winner with Billie Eilish for Best Original Song (“No Time To Die”). O’Connell is on his second tally after scoring the drama The consequences (2021).
- The “Vengeance” soundtrack includes the tracks: “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith“I was stoned” by Amber Ryan“Big Boss” of WOMEN“Feelin’ It” from Sincerely Collins“Jerk It” by thunderbolt“One in a Million” by Alus“Come and Seek” Lia“That’s Why We Ride” by Casey Donaew“I Finished My Shift at Claire’s” (Jesse Novak & BJ Novak), “Deep In The Heart Of Texas”, “Cumbia Del Sur”, “Friends”, and “Gnossienne No. 1” APM studio musicians“True Love Will Find You In The End” (Daniel Johnston), “Still Drivin'” by Paul Cauthen“One Day You’ll Call My Name” by Sunny Sweeney“Zebulon” from Guano Padano“That Thang” (Brian McComas), “El Corrido” by Gabriel Candiani“Bottle It Up” by Cody Johnson“Car Crash” (Nikolas Joseph Ammar & Mike Reed), “Got An Evil Eye” (Nineone, Michael Dennis Smith & Tony Lee Stafford Jr.), “Raise Your Solo Cup” (Aaron Benward, Derek B. Wyatt, Travis Howard , Brian McComas), “Abilene” (Lester L. Brown, Bob Gibson, John D. Loudermilk), “American” by Lana Del Rey“Acting Like Strangers” (Travis Howard, Aron Leigh), “When I Get a Signal” (Jesse Novak).
LIST OF TRACKS:
1. Revenge 3:19
2. Your girlfriend is dead 2:46
3. Five Hours of Abilene 1:10
4. A song in our hearts 0:42
5. I have a story 4:20
6. Once people on Reddit found out 1:45
7. Guess we have a spare room now 2:01
8. One New York Minute 0:38
9. Welcome to Texas 0:39
10. Some local colors 0:54
11. Factory floor 1:22
12. Listen to the silence 0:53
13. Dead white girl 2:30
15. What If It Was 3:49
16. Guess again 0:31
17. Not even our jurisdiction 6:26
18. Just say goodnight 1:20
19. Crazy not to care so much yet 1:18
20. Frito Pie 1:11
21. An ambiguous ending 1:28
22. Ghosts aren’t real 3:17
23. Our secret code 1:14
24. Everyone goes and no one was there 1:44
25. I have the real story 1:28
26. Chekhov’s Rifle 6:45
27. Abbie 0:49
28. No regrets 3:18
The “Vengeance” soundtrack is available on Amazon.