July 14, 2016

Nerve

Film Industry: Hollywood

Movie Stars: Emma Roberts
Dave Franco
Juliette Lewis

Releasing Date: 2016-07-27

Partnered with a mysterious stranger (Dave Franco), a high school senior (Emma Roberts) plays a popular online game that starts to take a sinister turn.

Nerve  is an upcoming American teen techno-thriller film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and written by Jessica Sharzer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name. The film stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco andJuliette Lewis, and revolves around an online objective truth or dare video game called Nerve that people can enlist as “players” or “watchers” as the game intensifies.

In February 2014, the film – along with its directors – was announced. Within January and April 2015, the cast and main characters had signed up for the role, as well as additionals. Principal photography commenced in New York City from April 13 to June 5, with production wrapping up the same time.

Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost had previously dealt with similar themes in their documentary Catfish. Of their attraction to the theme of the internet “Most things aren’t black and white. The internet is neither good nor bad; it just depends on how you use it. giving the example that the Nerve game could be both “a really empowering game, and it’s also the most awful thing that you can possibly imagine. with Joost adding “We weren’t interested in making a gross torture movie.”  In trying to keep the rating down the directors axed a “sex dare” that “was ultimately just too dark and weird.

The team noted that the fast changing nature of the internet made it a tough subject to make a narrative feature about with Joost noting that the app Periscope came out during the film development which Joost called ” like half-way to being Nerve”

In January 2015, it was announced that Emma Roberts and Dave Franco had joined the cast of the film. In April 2015, it was announced that Kimiko Glenn had joined the cast of the film, portraying the role of Emma Robert’s characters worried friend. That same day, it was announced that rapper Richard “MGK” Baker had joined the cast of the film.

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