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Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes are doing each other’s dirty work. The Strange things and Riverdale stars will share screens in Netflix’s dark comedy Revenge, which follows the aforementioned unlikely duo of high school students, each teaming up to fight each other’s bullies.
For the Type A queen bee Drea (Mendes), the target is her “fake wake” ex-boyfriend Max, who leaked the sex tape and ruined her life. For Eleanor (Hawke), it’s Carissa, a girl who started a bad homophobic rumor that basically ruined her as a teenager. As Eleanor says in the trailer, she doesn’t just want to make her pay, she wants to “burn her to the ground.” And that’s exactly what she and Drea set out to do.
Revenge mark the movie year two from Someone awesome director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who drew inspiration from iconic high school films of the ’80s and ’90s, such as John Hughes’ classics and Jawbreaker, Evil intentionsand 10 Things I Hate About You. “And so we reverse-engineered this revenge story from: What would it be like to take the fun, horror stakes of a Hitchcock movie and put it in high school?” Robinson previously told ELLE.com.
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Here’s what to know about Revenge.
When Revenge published?
It begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, September 16.
Who’s in the cast?
In addition to Mendes and Hawke, the film stars Austin Abrams (Happiness) as Max, Rish Shah (Ms. Marvel) as Russ, Talia Ryder (Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always) as Gabbi, Ava Capri (Love, Victor) as Carissa, Jonathan Daviss (Outer bands) as Elliot, Maia Reficco (Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin) as Montana, Paris Berelc (Alexa & Katie) as Meghan, Alisha Boe (13 reasons why) as Tara and Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones).
“We joke that they’re like, the young Avengers of Hollywood,” Robinson joked to ELLE.com.
Revenge written by Robinson and Celeste Ballard; produced by Robinson, Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron; and executive producer by Josh Bachove. Music by Este Haim (yes, one of the Haim sisters!) and composer Amanda Yamate.
Can I preview the movie?
To keep you occupied until September 16, check out the first trailer above and scroll through some movie stills below.
Erica Gonzales is Senior Culture Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books and more. Previously she was the editor of HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75% chance she’s listening to Lorde right now.