Emma Roberts, star of Nerve with Dave Franco
Emma Roberts, star of Nerve with Dave Franco

Amp up Pokemon GO a few dangerous notches, and you have Nerve, the fictional social media-driven game at the center of the thriller starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. In “Nerve,” the players accept a series of increasingly challenging dares until Roberts’ college-bound high schooler catches a lot of trouble.

“It didn’t seem that farfetched to me,” the social media-active actress tells Made in Hollywood reporter Patrick Stinson. “After I read the script, I was like: Is this a real game? Is it not a real game? It definitely seems, as people become more and more obsessed with social media and wanting followers — in the movie, everyone wants ‘watchers’ — it’s obviously similar to our society today.”

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