The actors, also known as ‘the other Franco brother’ and ‘Julia Roberts’ niece’, will be in a movie called Nerve.
Dave Franco and Emma Roberts have closed deals to star in the Lionsgate young adult thriller Nerve. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing with Allison Shearmur producing through her banner along with Anthony Katagas.
Based on the Jeanne Ryan novel the film follows a high school senior who finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers”. Jessica Sharzer adapted the script.
No stranger to the young adult genre (The Hunger Games), Lionsgate is now looking for its next big score in that realm and sees potential in this property especially with Franco and Roberts climbing the ranks of young stars on the verge of breaking out.
Franco has been on a roll between the 21 Jump Street movies and Now You See Me series which recently wrapped production on its next installment. He also saw his profile rise this last summer when he co-starred in Neighbors with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.
Roberts has gained a lot of attention lately from her television work on the American Horror Story series and upcoming Scream Queens as well as her big screen credits that include We're The Millers and James Franco's Sundance movie, I Am Michael. — Reuters