The Curse: Emma Stone to Star in Safdie Brothers’ Showtime Comedy Series
Oscar winner Emma Stone (La La Land, The Favourite, Birdman) is set to star in the Safdie Brothers’ (Uncut Gems) Showtime comedy The Curse, which has been ordered to series by the premium cable network (via The Hollywood Reporter).
The series is described as a “genre-bending scripted comedy that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring on their problematic new HGTV show.”
Nathan Fielder (Nathan for You, How to with John Wilson) and Benny Safdie co-created the series and will co-star alongside Stone. Stone and Fielder will play the couple in the project, with Benny Safdie starring as the producer of the couple’s HGTV show.
“The fierce intelligence and wit of the incomparable Emma Stone make her the perfect partner with the ingenious minds of the Safdie brothers and the subversive comedy of Nathan Fielder,” said Showtime Exec VP of scripted programming Amy Israel. “Together, they promise to deliver a groundbreaking satire that is both unexpected and deeply human. Showtime continues to shine as a beacon for visionary filmmakers who are looking to create their ambitious, singular shows.”
Fielder will also direct and executive produce alongside Josh and Benny Safdie via their Elara Pictures production company. Stone is executive producing through her Fruit Tree banner. A24’s Ravi Nandan will also serve as executive producer. A24 will produce.
A premiere date for The Curse has not yet been set.
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