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Netflix Picks Up That Jonah Hill–Emma Stone–Cary Fukunaga Comedy, Because, Well, Refer Back to the List of Talent

Everybody wants an Emmy.

That Emma Stone–Jonah Hill comedy you read about last Friday was not, in fact, a TBS rerun of Superbad-induced fantasy. Netflix has given Maniac a ten-episode straight-to-series order. Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, the good season of True Detective) will direct the series, which follows a man (Hill) who creates a dream world while institutionalized. Stone will play another patient with dreams, one assumes, of her own. Maniac still needs a writer to adapt the Norwegian original, but Netflix would prefer you ignore that and focus on the shiny actors and director instead.

Netflix Picks Up Jonah Hill–Emma Stone Comedy