Amber Valletta, Gamer

In the new sci-fi thriller Gamer, model-turned-actress Amber Valletta plays Angie, the wife of a convict named Kable (Gerard Butler) who is forced to play a virtual-reality game called "Slayers." If he wins, he's freed. If he loses, he dies. (Think of an online Running Man.)

"Of course, no one's ever won," Valletta says. "Society has [reached a point] where people are so desperate that they are willing to participate in these games," she tells TVGuide.com of the terrifying gaming-justice hybrid.

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While the film's premise might be considered far-out, Valetta thinks it's just an exaggerated extension of what society is already doing with technology. "It gives me such anxiety!" she says. "I've read about nanotechnology and it's scary. They need to get some laws and set them real fast, right now. There's nothing. There's no regulations. There's already so many products on the market."

Gamer hits theaters on Sept. 4 and also stars Dexter's Michael C. Hall (as the game's creator), Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Leguizamo, Alison Lohman, Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia and The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick.

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