BJ Novak directs and stars in a black comedy film

Focus Features released the official Revenge trailer for BJ Novak’s next feature as director, featuring Office alum as a podcaster investing in the conspiracy surrounding the death of a girl he was previously linked to. The film is set to debut in theaters on July 29.

Its current theatrical release will see the dark comedy flick take on two high-profile competitors in the form of Warner Bros. Pictures. DC League of Super Pets and the action thriller from Sony Pictures High-speed train.

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Revenge is written and directed by Novak. Joining the Emmy nominee is an all-star cast of Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron and Dove Cameron. The film is produced by Jason Blum, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath.

“It’s a darkly comedic 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 dating,” the synopsis reads.

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Novak is best known for his work on the popular sitcom Office, where he was an actor, screenwriter and director. He recently created an anthology series for FX titled The premisewhich he also co-wrote and co-directed.

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