Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have signed on to direct an adaptation of Jeanne Ryan's young adult novel Nerve.

The story centers on a teenager named Vee, who is lured in to join a global, online game of truth or dare, where an audience of "watchers" around the globe vote and comment on her performance. She is teamed up with a young man named Ian, and as they continue to advance through the game, they realize they just might be playing with their lives, as the game grows more and more dangerous. The book was published in 2012 by Penguin, and has been translated into six different languages.

Jessica Sharzer, a writer and producer for FX's American Horror Story, wrote the screenplay adaptation, with Allison Shearmur producing. No production schedule was given.

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman made their directing debut with the controversial Catfish, before moving on to direct Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4. They are also attached to direct The Monkey Wrench Gang adaptation for The Weinstein Company.