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Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix Series Maniac Welcomes Justin Theroux

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Another star has wandered into the content party happening over at Netflix. It was announced today that Justin Theroux will join the dark comedy series Maniac, which is being directed by Cary Fukunaga, who will produce alongside co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. The show is an American adaptation of a Norwegian series about a charismatic, well-loved man with a very happy life. The conflict is that the man’s peaches-and-cream existence is entirely in his own imagination, which he escapes to because he’s actually being held in a psychiatric-care facility. Details have not yet been disclosed about the specifics of Theroux’s guest role, but if he, too, is a patient and his method of coping is taking his shirt off all the time, it will make very interesting and good television. We promise.

Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix Show Maniac Welcomes Justin Theroux