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Ben Foster: ‘Inferno’ director Ron Howard ‘is a national treasure’

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Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” spawned book and film franchises that have generated more than $1 billion. Actor Ben Foster, who plays the villain opposing fictional scholar Robert Langdon in the new movie “Inferno,” tells TODAY that director Ron Howard “is a national treasure,” and adds that you don’t need to have seen the previous films to enjoy “Inferno” on its own.