Know the Cast & Characters: ‘River Wild’

River Wild Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2023 Movie on Netflix

The River Wild cast features Leighton Meester, Taran Killam and Adam Brody. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ben Ketai’s 2023 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

River Wild centers on a traumatized woman who reunites with a sexual predator. As Joey hangs out with her river guide brother, she worries about her sibling’s morally bankrupt friend. The narrative follows the main protagonist as she confronts unresolved issues from the past. Here’s every actor and character in River Wild.

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River Wild Cast: Leighton Meester as Joey

River Wild Cast on Netflix - Leighton Meester as Joey

Character Profile: A traumatized Idaho native. She struggles with personal issues during a camping trip. Joey clashes with her brother about a past incident.

Meester’s Resume: Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl (2007-12), Katy in Date Night (2010), Rebecca in The Roommate (2011), Jamie in That’s My Boy (2012), Beth in The Weekend Away (2022)

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River Wild Cast: Taran Killam as Gray

River Wild Cast on Netflix - Taran Killam as Gray

Character Profile: Joey’s brother. He is a guide for Kootenai River Adventures. Gray used to sell drugs in East Boise.

Killam’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2010-16), Hamilton in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Roger Fellner in Brother Nature (2016), Blake in Killing Gunther (2017), Will Cooper in Single Parents (2018-20)

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River Wild Cast: Adam Brody as Trevor

River Wild Cast on Netflix - Adam Brody as Trevor

Character Profile: Gray’s friend. He is a convicted felon and paddle guide. Trevor took advantage of Joey in the past.

Brody’s Resume: Adam Brody in The O.C. (2003-07), Benjamin Danz in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Carter Webb in In the Land of Women (2007), Daniel in Ready or Not (2019), Seth Morris in Fleishman Is in Trouble (2022)

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River Wild Cast: Olivia Swann as Karissa

River Wild Cast on Netflix - Olivia Swann as Karissa

Character Profile: A member of Gray’s camping crew. She is a married woman from London who studied fashion. Karissa panics after a violent incident involving her female friend.

Swann’s Resume: Karinna Hailes in Doctors (2018), Astra Logue in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2019-22)

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The River Wild cast also includes:

  • Eve Connolly as Van
  • Matt Devere as Walt
  • Nick Wittman as Max
  • Courtney Chen as EMT
  • Kiel Kennedy as James

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.