Cary Fukunaga Directing Emma Stone, Jonah Hill in Dark Comedy Series

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Well, this certainly sounds interesting.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are said to be nearing deals to star in Maniac, a half-hour comedy series to be directed by True Detective (season 1) helmer Cary Fukunaga.

Deadline is reporting that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are behind the series, which is to be an adaptation of a Norwegian series that tells of a man who dreams of a fantasy life but is actually locked up in an institution. The series will see Stone and Hill playing two institutionalised individuals.

The project is reportedly on the lookout for a straight-to-series order, and with talent like this on board, you can expect it to be picked up as such.

Fukunaga, who earned an Emmy for directing every episode in the acclaimed first season of True Detective and who recently brought us the Idris Elba-starring drama Beasts of No Nation, is expected to be at the helm of every episode. The search is currently on for a screenwriter.

Maniac reunites Stone and Hill, who previously starred together in the 2007 comedy Superbad.

This one has the potential to be quite the special series, so hopefully the right network gets involved. Check out a trailer for the original series:

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