Emma Stone to star in half-hour comedy The curse after Showtime handed over a series order to the Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie show.
the La La Land The Oscar winner will star in the series alongside Nathan for you Star Fielder. It was created by Fielder and Uncut Gems director Benny Safdie, who will also play the lead role. His brother Josh Safdie will lead production through their Elara Pictures banner, alongside Fielder and Stone, who will run production through their Fruit Tree banner. A24 produced.
The deadline revealed in February that Showtime had given the project the pilot green light but we now understand that no pilot was filmed.
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The genre comedy explores how an alleged curse disrupts the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring their problematic new show HGTV.
This is Stone’s first TV role since Netflix Maniacal in 2018. She and her production partner Dave McCary signed a first TV contract at A24 and are adapting The shadows, Stacy Willingham’s first thriller.
It is also the first television series of the Safdies, who co-wrote and directed the Adam Sandler feature film. Uncut gems. The couple signed a first television deal with HBO earlier this year.
Fielder exits executive production How with John Wilson, which just marked a second season on HBO. He previously performed and created Nathan for you, which ran on Comedy Central.
A24 expands its television business, the company also produces Showtime Moon base 8, who just wrapped up her first season, and has an upcoming late night series with Notable lack of the writer Ziwe. Ravi Nandan exec produced for A24.
“The fierce intelligence and wit of the incomparable Emma Stone makes her the perfect match with the ingenious wit of the Safdie brothers and the subversive comedy of Nathan Fielder,” said Amy Israel, executive vice president, script programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “Together they promise to deliver revolutionary satire that is both unexpected and deeply human. Showtime continues to shine as a beacon for visionary filmmakers looking to create their ambitious and singular shows.
Stone is replaced by WME, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham.