Lionsgate Moves YA Title ‘Nerve’ Into Summer, Schedules ‘The Woods’


Lionsgate has just put its YA thriller Nerve into the heat of the summer pulling it out of its Sept. 16 date and dropping it into the July 27 to July 29, 2016 window. It will now be on the same weekend as Woody Allen’s Cafe Society which goes wide that weekend after getting a limited release also from Lionsgate. That same weekend, Universal bows the next installment of its successful franchise, Jason Bourne.

Nerve stars Dave Franco, Emma Roberts and Juliette Lewis about a woman (Roberts) who plays an online game of truth and dare to an audience of thrill seekers. Lionsgate is moving Nerve to take advantage of the core audience for the film who will be out of school.

At the same time, Lionsgate is using Nerve‘s old date of Sept. 16 to release director Adam Wingard’s The Woods, the horror/suspense film from Vertigo Entertainment, Room101, and Snoot Entertainment. On that date right now is the comedy Bridget Jones’ Baby from Universal, the thriller When the Bough Breaks from Sony and the drama Snowden from Open Road.

Here’s the latest trailer from The Woods:

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