B.J. Novak Discusses His New Movie, ‘Vengeance’

B.J. Novak makes his directorial debut with Vengeance, a thrilling dark comedy that he also wrote and stars in as Ben Manalowitz. The new film is now in theaters!

VENGEANCE, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak, is a darkly comic 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 hooking up with.

Novak is best known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning comedy The Office as a writer, actor, director, and executive producer. The actor can be recognized for The Newsroom, Punk’d, and The Premise, which he wrote and created as well. His film credits include Inglourious Basterds and The Founder.

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We had a great conversation about who he was most intimidated to work with, what he wants audiences to take away from the movie, and balancing the different elements of a dark comedy.

Watch my full interview below: