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Jimmy Kimmel and Brie Larson imagine Sony’s emoji movie

Seriously, though—why is an 'emoji movie' even a thing?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Jul 23, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:31 am CDT

Sony‘s emoji movie was only announced on Wednesday morning, but it’s already fodder for late-night talk show skits.

Because the phrase “emoji movie” is the perfect embodiment of terrible Hollywood ideas that no one wants, Jimmy Kimmel had fun imagining what such a movie might be like. Enlisting the help of actress Brie Larson, Kimmel performed a dramatic reading of a hypothetical emoji movie script. It’s inspiring stuff.

We hope the real emoji movie will be more exciting than this—but we doubt it.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2015, 8:08 am CDT