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You may want to rethink the next time you advise someone to take a risk after watching the trailer to “Nerve,” which was released today. The YA adaptation is going to take Emma Roberts and Dave Franco on a wild ride. Based on Jeanne Ryan’s 2012 novel, the film centers on the extremely cautious Vee (Roberts). Her friends suggest Vee do something exciting, so she starts playing interactive game Nerve. “Watchers” challenge “players” to complete dares on camera to win money. Vee’s first dare is to kiss a stranger andRead More

Posted On January 27, 2015By Alamin YohannesIn Casting

Dave Franco and Emma Roberts to Headline ‘Nerve’

The latest young adult adaptation has found its two leads. Variety reports Dave Franco and Emma Roberts have landed the roles in Lionsgate’s “Nerve.” The film is based on Jeanne Ryan’s novel of the same name. It follows a high school senior, played by Roberts, as she gets involved in a high stakes online game of truth or dare. To make it through she will have to be wary of the anonymous “watchers” steering her however they see fit. Jessica Sharzer adapted the novel, which will be directed by HenryRead More
Our favorite Franco (that would be Dave Franco, little brother to James) is starting to perk up interest from studios as a potential future leading man and THR are the first to jump on his bandwagon, picking up thriller novel “The Intern’s Handbook” as a starring vehicle. Franco would play the lead role of John Lago, who’s part of a company that purports to place interns with top companies, but are actually training the interns to be assassins who will one day kill their top-level corporate executive bosses. John’s theRead More
Zac Efron Neighbors
What happens when you cast Zac Efron and Dave Franco as fraternity brothers and pit them against Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a suburban married couple? You get hilariously inappropriate results as seen in the new red band trailers for Nicholas Stoller‘s R-rated comedy “Neighbors.” Both trailers begin by introducing us to Rogen and Byrne as Mac and Kelly Radner, a young couple who move into the suburbs with their newborn baby and are expecting to live a modest life. That is until they discover that living next doorRead More
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne want something more out of their suburban married-with-a-newborn life, but get in over their heads when they meet their new next-door “Neighbors” – 50 rowdy fraternity brothers, led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco. They try to play it cool and get along, but it doesn’t take too long for all out war in the neighborhood to break out. Nicholas Stoller directed this comedy, which actually looks pretty funny, with Byrne more and more becoming an MVP of comedic timing, and that Robert DeNiro gagRead More
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne get some unruly new “Neighbors” in the Nicholas Stoller comedy formerly titled “Townies,” and today we’ve got the first red bad trailer. The new parents meet the new frat house brothers next door, led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco, and seem to want to befriend them at first, but the out of control parties and mayhem soon descend into all out war in the neighborhood. It seems like fairly standard guy comedy, with the two sides one-upping each other with pranks and gross-out gagsRead More
While big brother James is all over the map with his career, Dave Franco seems to have settled into a nice niche in the comedy genre. Variety reports the younger James has joined new Vince Vaughn comedy “Business Trip,” which will be directed by Vaughn’s “Delivery Man” director Ken Scott. The film has no plot details just yet, but will follow a businessman (Vaughn) who travels to Europe, where chaos ensues. But of course. Frano, who broke out opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in “21 Jump Street”, also helpedRead More
“Girls” star Allison Williams is in talks for her first starring film roles – in two vastly different genres. Williams is in talks to play the titular role in “Rosaline“, one of the more intriguing projects Twentieth Century Fox are working on, and the studio is also considering her for the reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four“, reports Deadline. A retelling of the classic Shakespeare love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’, “Rosaline” is based on Rebecca Serle’s book and follows our lead character who is jilted by Romeo, who claimed to haveRead More
Two more funny guys are joining Nicholas Stoller comedy “Townies”, with Deadline reporting Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have jumped on board, joining previously cast Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien wrote the screenplay for the long-gestating film, which sparked a bidding war last summer, about a family man (Rogen) who lives near a fraternity house and finds himself at odds with one of the frat brothers (Efron), whose constant partying and raucous behavior is wreaking havoc on his neighbor’s life. No word on who FrancoRead More
It’s the question on everyone’s minds now that we have our Hazel Grace in “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley: Who will play her sparring partner, love interest and fellow cancer survivor Augustus Waters in “The Fault in Our Stars”? Josh Boone is directing the adaptation of the best-selling John Green YA novel, and the casting for Augustus will likely be even more scrutinized than Woodley as Hazel. Gus, described as long and lean with dark hair and blue eyes who’s witty and spouts off romantic soliloquies in his wooing ofRead More