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Nerve: EW review

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The perils of social media may be ripe for the after-school-special treatment, but less expectedly, they make for a half-decent Hunger Games riff.

Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as Vee and Ian, two players in Nerve, an app-driven competition that rewards contestants for completing increasingly risky dares with IRL cash. Of course, all of this is illegal and protected by a strict code of secrecy that keeps any responsible authority figures from knowing about Nerve or how it works—kind of like Snapchat.

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Dave Franco says new movie is cautionary tale for Pokémon Go fans

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Pokémon Go may be taking over the world, but Dave Franco and Emma Roberts say their new film Nerve serves as a cautionary tale for gamers. The stars stopped by the EW studio at San Diego Comic-Con to dish about their tech-y thriller.

“The first half, you’re like, ‘All right, this is fun,’ and then inevitably it goes horribly wrong,” Franco says. The film serves as a commentary on a fame-driven culture, Franco explains, with characters going to incredible lengths for attention and glory.

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Nerve trailer: Dave Franco and Emma Roberts play a dangerous game

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All eyes are on Emma Roberts and Dave Franco’s dangerous game of truth or dare — er, actually dare or dare — in the first trailer for their upcoming thriller Nerve.

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Casting Net: Octavia Spencer reteams with 'The Help' producer for 'Seacole'

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Octavia Spencer

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'Catfish' directors to adapt Jeanne Ryan's 'Nerve'

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Jeanne Ryan Nerve

Directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman – the team behind the documentary film Catfish – have a lot of nerve. (Get it?)

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