‘Vengeance’ Trailer: B.J. Novak Takes a Stab at America’s True Crime Craze in Directorial Debut

‘Vengeance’ Trailer: B.J. Novak Takes a Stab at America’s True Crime Craze in Directorial Debut
Renaissance man B.J. Novak has dabbled in a variety of creative fields since his run as a writer and star on “The Office” ended. In addition to roles in films like “Inglorious Basterds,” “The Founder,” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” he has written several books of short stories and a children’s book, created the acclaimed genre-spanning anthology series “The Premise” for Hulu, and even developed the short-lived List App. Directing a film seemed inevitable for the multi-hyphenate, who makes his debut behind the camera with the upcoming comedy “Vengeance.” Focus Features is distributing the film, which Novak also wrote and stars in, and released the first trailer today ahead of its Tribeca premiere.

The dark satire takes aim at America’s obsession with true crime, starring Novak himself as a man who feels compelled to investigate the death of a former lover. He teams up with his dead friend’s brother,
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