Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the co-writer of Thor: Love and Thunder and Netflix's Sweet/Vicious, has inspired some pretty memorable films. Heathers, Cruel Intentions, and Mean Girls take the intensity of hormones and the cruelty of high school students and mix them with sharp, age-appropriate dialogue and up-and-coming actors.
Will Do Revenge become the 2020s' defacto teens-behaving-badly comedy? Only time will tell, but the cast of Do Revenges is enticing enough to suggest that the alchemy might be appropriate for another mean girl magnum opus. Read below to find out.
Do Revenge stars Camila Mendes as Drea Torres, a popular girl who has spent 17 years preparing for her perfect life with the perfect friends and perfect boyfriend. When Drea's boyfriend discovers a topless video of her at school, she decides to take action against her ex with the help of Eleanor, a new friend and fellow revenge seeker.
Mendes is a well-known teen drama actress, having starred in Riverdale since 2017. The New Romantic is a Canadian romantic comedy-drama, and she has also starred in Netflixs The Perfect Date alongside Noah Centino. In 2020, she had a supporting role in Hulus' time-loop romantic comedy, Palm Springs, and also in the Netflix psychological thriller Dangerous Lies.
Mendes will play Monica in Riverdale's seventh and final season in 2023. She can also currently be seen voicing the character in Amazon Prime animated series Fairfax.
Mayas, the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, had some opportunities for her in Hollywood, but she has deviated from her parents' reputation, and she has devoutly enjoyed comedic success. In Do Revenge, Hawke plays Eleanor, an outcast who has been accused of attempting to hold down and kiss a popular female student. They come together to plot their separate revenge plans.
Hawke has appeared in two seasons of Stranger Things, including a 2017 BBC adaptation of Little Women as Jo March, before taking a small but significant role as the Manson Family follower who refuses to accept the murder allegations in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Hawkes most notable film roles to date are in the Gia Coppola-directed Mainstream, opposite Andrew Garfield and the Netflix slasher Fear Street: 1994 (shes the first kill). Shell will next appear in the Bradley Cooper-directed biopic Maestro, about legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, in 2023, as well as the upcoming Wes Anderson film Asteroid City.
Austin Abrams has had a slow and steady start in Hollywood, gradually taking larger roles in bigger projects since his first direct-to-DVD film in 2011. Although most audiences know him from his role as Ethan, seemingly one of the only normal teens on HBO's Euphoria, Abrams has a solid body of work under his belt.
Abrams was one of the main actors in MTV's failed American remake of The Inbetweeners, but his popularity did not slowed much. He has since appeared on top popular shows like Shameless, The Walking Dead, The Americans, and This Is Us. He has also done some feature film work in films like 2013's Gangster Squad, John Green's Paper Towns, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
As Do Revenge sees Abrams playing Max, the popular, manipulative ex of Drea who is using performative awakeness to avoid backlash from leaking Drea's nudes, it will be fun to see the talented young actor play the on the other side of the high school hierarchy.
Sophie Turner was always included in the cast of HBO's Game of Thrones, while she also played Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix. Turner is also just off of her supporting role as Margarett Rattliff in HBO's The Staircase, a documentary with the same name.
Turner has just had her second child with musician Joe Jonas on her show Come As You Are, a documentary about an idealistic young lady whose life begins to unravel when her job in social media exposes her to the darkest corners of humanity.
Ava Capri is a relative newcomer to the film Do Revenge, playing Carrissa, the girl who accuses Maya Hawkes Eleanor of trying to kiss her. She then starred in T@gged, a webseries on the internet television station go90. That work lead to more established Hollywood roles like the MMA drama Embattled.
Capri was a key cast member for Hulu/Disney+'s Love, Victor, a television adaptation of the LGBTQ teen film Love, Simon. This year, Capri has appeared in the coming-of-age drama When Time Got Louder, and will star in the upcoming supernatural thriller Little Rituals.