Emma Roberts and Neighbors star Dave Franco test their mettle in the vibrant new trailer for Nerve, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s tech-savvy thriller that thrusts its leading duo into the midst of a deadly online game.
Part The Hunger Games, part The Game, Roberts’ industrious senior student Vee Delmonico anchors the feature as a straight-laced, academic goody two shoes, one coaxed into stepping outside her own comfort zone by signing up to partake in the titular game.
But Nerve masks dark secrets, with themes associated with a warped, Orwellian future coursing through the veins of today’s all-new snippet. Below, you’ll find the official logline for the action-thriller, which looks set to offer a stylish spin on Jeanne Ryan’s original novel.
Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
Are you a Watcher or Player? That’s the question Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will pose to moviegoers when Nerve hits screens in August.