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Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
Nerve is directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (“American Horror Story,” “Turn the Beat Around”), based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan.
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- Movie Geeks
We’ve had a lengthy run of Young Adult fiction adaptations, and almost all of them have fallen into one of two categories: ‘young adult bucks the system, finds themselves, and saves the world’ (The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Divergent, The Fifth Wave), or ‘young adult finds tragic love’ (If I Stay, The Fault In Our Stars, The Spectacular Now, any movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel). But, this year brings us Nerve, which is potentially something quite different from the usual Young Adult adaptations that flow relentlessly into movie theatres.
Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jeanne Ryan, this film takes a large swipe at the current culture of reality shows, YouTube stars and gaming. Nerve is the name of a fictional online game that allows anonymous viewers to manipulate the actions of players for their own entertainment. High school senior Vee (Emma Roberts »
- Sarah Myles
Lionsgate has released the new trailer for the upcoming drama "Nerve" starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. "Catfish" directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman helm from an adapted screenplay by Jessica Sharzer.
The story follows industrious high school senior [Roberts] pressured by friends to join a popular online game and finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Franco].
The game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future. The film hits cinemas July 27th.
- Garth Franklin
Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan, Roberts plays an industrious high school senior who has had it with living life on the sidelines. Pressured to join the popular online game Nerve, she signs up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun.
Caught in the adrenaline-fueled competition and partnered with a mysterious stranger (Dave Franco), the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman ("Catfish") helm from a script by Jessica Sharzer ("Scream Queens") with the film to open July 27th.
- Garth Franklin
The cast of ABC's Dirty Dancing, a three-hour TV remake, is starting to come together, now that Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes have been set as the two leads. Deadline reports today that Katey Sagal has signed on to join the cast, with production set to begin this week in North Carolina. The actress is playing Vivian Pressman, a role originally portrayed by Miranda Garrison in the 1987 hit movie.
Vivian Pressman is described as a "bungalow bunny," a former beauty queen who spends her free time trying to seduce the younger male workers at the Kellerman resort, such as Colt Prattes' Johnny Castle. Vivian is also said to be "fabulously wealthy" and recently divorced, who takes matters into her own hands when Johnny leaves her for Baby (Abigail Breslin). Vivian also introduces Marjorie Houseman, Baby's mother, played by Debra Messing, to the resort, and Vivian's single lifestyle causes her »
Hurricane Katey is bearing down on the Catskills.
Vivian — aka the Kellerman’s “bungalow bunny” — is a former beauty queen who likes to seduce younger male staff members like Johnny (played by dancer Colt Prattes). Recently divorced and fabulously wealthy, Vivian introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, causing her to question her own marriage. Vivian isn’t used to being rejected, so when Johnny calls things off to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin »
Einhorn has been cast as geeky, Baby-crushing Neil Kellerman in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has learned. Neil takes an immediate interest in Baby, which her father strongly supports, much to Baby’s embarrassment. The role of Max’s tightly wound grandson was played in the original film by Lonny Price.
And the recasting of the Houseman clan is now complete.
Bruce Greenwood, who’s currently co-starring in FX’s American Crime Story, The People vs. Oj Simpson, has been tapped to play Houseman patriarch Jake opposite Debra Messing’s Marjorie in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has learned.
The role of Dr. Houseman was played in the original film by the late Jerry Orbach.
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Billy Dee Williams has joined the cast of the three-hour telemovie revival of ABC's "Dirty Dancing" in the role of the band leader Tito. Charles Coles played the part in the original 1987 Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey starrer.
Like the original, the new take revolves around Baby (Abigail Breslin), an innocent young woman who vacations with her affluent parents at an early-1960s Catskill Mountains resort. She soon gets swept off her feet by Johnny (Colt Prattes), a handsome, working-class dance instructor.
Tito is the charismatic, lively, longtime band leader for the resort who must acquiesce to the changing times. Jessica Sharzer is writing and executive producing the project which also stars Debra Messing as Baby's mother, Sarah Hyland as her sister, and Nicole Scherzinger as Penny.
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- Garth Franklin
Sarah Hyland is joining an old-fashioned family.
Deadline first reported the Breslin news.
Previously announced cast members include dancer Colt Prattes (as Johnny), The Mysteries of Laura‘s Debra Messing (as Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman) and former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger as Penny.
ABC's Dirty Dancing has cast its Penny. Nicole Scherzinger has been tapped to take on the role played by Cynthia Rhodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The three-hour TV movie is being written and exec produced by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story, The L Word) and, like the 1987 Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey starrer, revolves around Baby (Abigail Breslin), an innocent young woman who vacations with her affluent parents at an early-1960s Catskill Mountains resort and gets swept off her feet by Johnny (Colt Prattes), a handsome, working-class dance instructor. Penny, for those who don't recall, is Johnny's dance
- Lesley Goldberg
Newcomer Colt Prattes, who is best known for his appearance in P!nk’s music video for “Try”, has been cast in the iconic Patrick Swayze role of Johnny in ABC and Lionsgate’s upcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing.
The three-hour musical will see Prattes joining Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) as Baby and Debra Messing (Will & Grace) as Baby’s mother. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) is directing from a script by Jessica Sharzer (The L Word), while Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, writer of the original movie, will serve as executive producers.
- Gary Collinson
ABC have revealed the actor to play the iconic Patrick Swayze role of Johnny Castle in their upcoming Dirty Dancing TV special. Colt Prattes will take the part, playing opposite Abigail Breslin, who will play Baby Houseman.
Actor and dancer Prattes will play Castle, leader of the working-class entertainment staff at an early 1960s Catskill Mountains, so reports The Wrap. Debra Messing will play the role of Majorie Houseman, mother of Baby.
Allison Shearmur and the original film’s screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, who also adapted the film for the stage, will executive produce. Jessica Sharzer adapted the film for television, and Wayne Blair will direct with “Hamilton’s” Andy Blankenbuehler choreographing.
No word on when this one is due, but we’re assuming later this year/ early next.
- Paul Heath
With Abigail Breslin already locked in to play Baby, ABC's Dirty Dancing has finally found its Johnny Castle. The Wrap reports that actor/dancer Colt Prattes has landed the iconic role in the Dirty Dancing TV special. The site also reports that Debra Messing has come aboard to portray Marjorie Housman, Baby's mother.
ABC's Dirty Dancing is said to be a three-hour musical special, but it won't be airing live like popular specials such as NBC's The Wiz Live! and Fox's Grease: Live. Instead, it will be filmed prior to broadcast, much like Fox's upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event. Our report from last month revealed that ABC will likely give this special the green light once Johnny Castle was cast, so we may get an official announcement soon, now that Colt Prattes has come aboard.
The original movie was set in the 1960s in a Catskill Mountain resort, »
Debra Messing has been cast in ABC’s adaptation of “Dirty Dancing,” it was announced Thursday. Messing will play Marjorie Houseman, mother of Abigail Breslin’s “Baby.” Described as a meticulous 1960s housewife who takes great pride in her family, Marjorie is using the summer vacation to try and rekindle her romance with her workaholic husband. Messing is repped by the Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Rick Genow at Stone, Genow.
ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” musical event is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, with exec producers Allison Shearmur, Eleanor Bergstein (who penned the screenplay for the 1987 film) and Adam Anders. The project is being adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer and directed by Wayne Blair.
CNBC announced it has »
- Laura Prudom
Debra Messing has joined the cast of ABC's Dirty Dancing remake, which stars older ray of sunshine Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman. She'll play Marjorie Houseman of the Houseman clan in the role originally played by Kelly Bishop of the Gilmore clan, which means that Messing will now be one of the parties responsible for putting Baby in her literal and metaphorical corner. The adaptation by American Horror Story's Jessica Sharzer has yet to announce who will play Johnny, the dance instructor strong enough to lift Baby out of the corner and over his head so she can fly. Fly, Baby, fly! »
- E. Alex Jung
Mystery solved: Debra Messing will be the one putting Baby in the corner.
TVLine has learned that Messing has joined ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake in the role of Marjorie Houseman, Dr. Houseman’s wife and mother of Baby (the previously cast Abigail Breslin). Messing succeeds Kelly Bishop, who played the repressed matriarch in the 1987 film. Additional casting is Tba.
The three-hour movie is slated to shoot this spring during Messing’s Mysteries of Laura hiatus.
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