TV - Movies
Boyd Holbrook
On Why His New
Movie Vengeance
Is Relevant
Right Now
By DON KAYE
Combining elements of mystery, satire, and social critique, B.J. Novak’s directorial debut “Vengeance” follows young New York journalist Ben as he goes to West Texas to investigate the murder of his old flame Abilene. Boyd Holbrook, who plays Abilene’s brother Ty, really likes how it explores a current American issue in a sharp yet humorous way.
According to Holbrook, "Vengeance" demonstrates how the divide between “red” and “blue” states is not as clear-cut as people imagine. “ B.J. [Novak] does such a brilliant job of [...] showing us that we're all really not that different after all,” he says. “We all have the same problems [and] range of emotions [...] and we navigate them a bit differently."
Holbrook adds that his character, Ty, is the perfect embodiment of that. "He sees such a savior in [Ben] that he might be able to help us solve the mystery of Abilene's death — to the point where he may play up the assumptions that he's this country hayseed,” Holbrook explains. “At the end of the day, he knows what's going on."