Jonah Hill & Emma Stone reuniting for comedy series Maniac
Back in 2007, the hit comedy Superbad introduced the world to Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, who over the next decade went onto great success and Academy Award nominations. Now, Deadline is reporting the two stars are getting back together on the small screen in Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s proposed comedy series Maniac, to be directed by Emmy-winning “True Detective” and Beasts of No Nation helmer Cary Fukunaga.
Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, Maniac revolves around a man in a mental institution who lives out vivid heroic and romantic fantasies in his head. Hill would likely play the mental patient, while Stone would play his psychologist/love interest.
With no writer yet attached for what is intended to be a straight-to-series order, it is intended for Fukunaga to direct all the episodes for producers Michael Sugar and Doug Wald, while Fukunaga, Stone and Hill shall executive produce.
Fukunaga is currently working on a series adaptation of Caleb Carr’s novel The Alienist for TNT, also through Anonymous Content and Paramount TV. Jonah Hill will next be seen in August opposite Miles Teller in Todd Phillips’ arms dealer comedy War Dogs, while Emma Stone will team up once again with frequent co-star Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s December musical La La Land.