Catfish Helmers Take on Young Adult Novel “Nerve”


Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman, the duo behind Catfish and two installments in the Paranormal Activity franchise, have announced plans to work on a found footage adaptation of the novel, “Nerve.” The novel was published in 2012 and was written by Jeanne Ryan.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair will work from a screenplay written by Jessica Sharzer who is most known for her work on “American Horror Story.”

“Nerve” is officially described as follows:

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. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, and the prize may be their lives.

The film version of Nerve will be produced by Allison Shearmur.

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