Jonah Hill and Emma Stone were once Superbad. Now it’s time for them to get psyched.
The pair have signed on to star in a dark TV comedy that is based on the Norwegian series Maniac, EW has confirmed.
Helmed by True Detective director/executive producer Cary Fukunaga, the prospective series is now being shopped, with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content producing. Hill, Stone, and Fukunaga (who recently directed Beasts of No Nation) would serve as executive producers of the project, which would feature Hill and Stone as patients in a psychiatriac ward.
Maniac — the show that asked “Fantasy hero or everyday loser?” — focused on the fantastical adventures of a patient who escaped his life by retreating into the fantasy world of his brain.
Hill, who co-created the short-lived animated Fox comedy Allen Gregory and voiced one of the characters, has two Oscar nominations for his work in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. Stone — who starred in another short-lived Fox series, 2007’s Drive — received an Academy Award nomination for Birdman.
Deadline first reported the news.