Henry Joost, Ariel Shulman Directing Nerve. The selection of Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman answers the question of who will direct the book to film adaptation of Nerve for Lionsgate. Nerve is a young adult novel about an escalating online game written by Jeanne Ryan.
On the people behind the scenes of Nerve:
produced by Allison Shearmur…Jessica Sharzer, a writer and exec producer on American Horror Story, wrote the adaptation…Liongate’s Erik Feig and Jeyun Choi Munford are overseeing for the studio.
On Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman:
With Henry Joost, Schulman has directed the movies Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3, and Paranormal Activity 4. He graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Film program in 2004. Schulman and Joost founded the production company Supermarché. As an actor, Schulman is best known for portraying himself in Catfish.
On the plot of Nerve:
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly. When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
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