You know the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas?” Well, B.J. Novak’s Vengeance takes that to heart, unveiling a story that keeps getting bigger the further you get into it.
Stay with me here: the story begins with Novak’s character Ben traveling from NYC to Texas for a funeral. A girl he was hooking up with died of an opioid overdose – and apparently, her family thought the two of them were a lot more serious than they were. Not only that, when Ben arrives in Texas, he learns the family’s convinced her death was actually a murder. There’s no evidence of that, but it gives Ben an idea. He’ll join the investigation, and turn the whole thing into a podcast about how conspiracy theories get started.
Except once Ben starts investigating, things don’t exactly go as planned. Maybe there is evidence of foul play here.
Either way, the story’s a lot bigger than expected.
Check out the trailer for Vengeance below.
Novak wrote and directed the thriller-comedy, and stars as the lead Ben. The film also stars Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron.
You can catch it in theaters Friday, July 29.