Patricia Highsmith’s celebrated classic novel Strangers on a Train attracted Alfred Hitchcock’s attention. He adapted it in 1951. Robert Sparr did it in 1969. And now Someone Great filmmaker, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is doing the same in her teenage subversion of the similar plot, Do Revenge.
The upcoming Netflix show promises a hard-hitting take on bullying with dark and murderous teenage girls thirsty for revenge. Like its predecessors, the characters will be swapping each other’s acts of revenge to get back at the ones who have wronged them.
With a promising trailer and a pretty interesting premise, the film is on its way to Netflix. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Netflix film:
Everything we know about Netflix’s ‘Do Revenge’
When will Do Revenge release on Netflix?
Do Revenge is scheduled to premiere on Friday, September 16th, 2022.
What is Do Revenge all about?
The upcoming film will be set in an affluent high school. Drea is a popular 17-year-old who begins with a pretty psychopathic description in the trailer; she talks about “meticulously curating the perfect life for herself”. Despite raging popularity and a perfect boyfriend, she soon meets her downfall when a scandalous video of hers goes viral and makes her lose her peers’ favour.
While she becomes the butt of high school embarrassment, Drea meets the new loner girl in school, Eleanor, who is used to the idea of ostracisation after her coming out of the closet goes awfully wrong. Her object of affection spread a nasty lie about Eleanor forcefully trying to kiss her.
Together, they vow to take down their perpetrators. And in the process, they swap. Will the plan succeed? Will the result be funny or will it end in homicide? Only time will tell.
Who has been cast in Netflix’s Do Revenge?
The cast for Do Revenge is pretty promising. Camila Mendes from Riverdale will be seen as Drea, while Stranger Things star Maya Hawke will be seen as Eleanor, the social outcast.
The rest of the cast includes Austin Abrams, Ava Capri, Sophie Turner, Rish Shah, Alisha Boe, Jonathan Davis, Maia Reficco, Paris Berelc, Talia Ryder and Alisha Boe, among others.
What can we expect from Do Revenge?
Netflix has not been doing very well with high school films or shows. Their plots seem repetitive and too over the top to be true. The trailer for Do Revenge shows the pretty similar premise with wealthy and ridiculously attractive teenagers who never sport acne, pimples or academic stress.
However, it seems to be an interesting take on the dark comedy genre with dangerous psychopaths at the centre of the film. Teenage girls who have been wronged. And hell hath no fury like a teenage girl scorned, it seems!
The ingenious teamup of the disgraced popular girl and the ostracised loner might shine through an incredible chemistry between Mendes and Hawke within the framework of a queer story. The trailer promises twists, turns, makeovers, teenage cliches and hard-hitting ironies. We can only hope Netflix has not repeated its past mistake of revealing the film via its trailer- hopefully there’s more to Do Revenge!