An iconic collaboration. Netflix’s film Revenge brings viewers in with its fascinating plot — and its star-studded cast.
Before the movie was released in September 2022 director Jennifer Kaytin RobinsonThe epic casting was discussed by the cast.
“We joke that they are, like, the young Hollywood Avengers,” the screenwriter told ElleTwo months earlier. “They call themselves The Revengers, which we love. They are all extremely talented. And they were the best people for these parts.”
RevengeExplores the events that took place after Drea (popular girl).Camila Mendes) forms a connection with transfer student Eleanor (Maya Hawke). Drea wants to retaliate against her boyfriend for leaking her sexual tape, while Eleanor is seeking revenge on the girl who outed Drea. The twosome decide to help one another out by seeking vengeance on one other’s bullies.
Robinson and cowriter Celeste Ballard didn’t have any specific actors in mind as they were bringing their leading duo to life. “I will say, in Camila’s tape, I paused it at about maybe five seconds in, picked up the phone And called [producers] Peter Cron and Anthony Bregman and said, ‘We have Drea.’ It’s Camila,” she recalled. “I literally didn’t even finish. I watched her say, like, four lines and I was like, ‘And that’s it.’ And I started crying.”
When Hawke was to be Eleanor’s writer, the writing partners had some problems.
“It had to be Maya. So, the movie was supposed take place in Los Angeles. We moved it to Atlanta, where we could also shoot it simultaneously. Stranger Things. And I rewrote it and reset it in Miami,” the Thor: Love and Thunder writer explained about working around Hawke’s schedule. “They were so perfect that we legit moved the production.”
Robinson continued: “Because if we waited for Maya after Stranger Things, we would’ve lost Cami. And if we had Cami in L.A., we wouldn’t have Maya. I was like, ‘Nope, it has to be both of them.’ So we moved the whole movie six weeks before production.”
The native Floridan was also praised Sophie TurnerFor her unexpected appearance in the satirical comedy. “She’s so funny, she really went for it, she committed like no other, and to me, what a dream,” Robinson added. “I never thought she would say yes to this and she did. And I’m so grateful to have her screaming at Camila Mendes. Not to toot my own horn, but that’s iconic.”
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