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Opening Night – James Marsden, Cameron Diaz and the Playboy Roots of The Box

At the premiere of The Box in New York Wednesday night, as you may have noticed if you follow AMC News on Twitter, we had some laughs. The movie is a thriller from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, and it centers around this question: Would you let a stranger die in exchange for a million dollars? That moral dilemma is at the center of this film, and it was a question many on the red carpet were talking about.

The Box is an adaptation of the 1970 short story “Button, Button” by author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) that first appeared in Playboy magazine. Did stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden or the other cast members ever think they’d appear in a movie that had its roots in a nudie magazine? Watch my Opening Night Report to find out.

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