Washington [US], February 11 (ANI): 'The Office' alum B.J. Novak's feature directorial debut, 'Vengeance', is slated to hit theatres on July 29.
As per Variety, Focus Features on Thursday announced the release date of 'Vengeance', a darkly comedic thriller starring Issa Rae and Ashton Kutcher.
It will arrive in cinemas on the same day as Dwayne Johnson's superhero adventure 'Black Adam', from Warner Bros.
Novak wrote and directed 'Vengeance' in his feature debut. The story centres on 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.
The cast also includes 'Succession' star J. Smith-Cameron, Boyd Holbrook, and Dove Cameron. Aside from Kutcher, who is playing Ben Manalowitz, the studio has not clarified the remaining roles.
Blumhouse Production is making the movie in association with Divide/Conquer. Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is attached to produce with Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath. Leigh Kilton-Smith, Christopher H. Warner and Novak will executive produce. Co-producers include Jennifer Scudder Trent, Jon Romano and Nicholas Kraft.
'Vengeance' began shooting in Albuquerque, N.M. in early 2020 when the newly spreading COVID-19 virus forced production to shut down. Cameras were not able to start rolling again until late January 2021.
Novak is best known for portraying Ryan Howard on NBC's hit sitcom 'The Office', where he also served as a writer, director and executive producer.
Novak has also appeared in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Founder'. He also wrote, directed and executive produced the FX anthology series 'The Premise'. (ANI)