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Netflix Lands Dark Comedy Series MANIAC with Emma Stone & Jonah Hill

Following last week's news that SUPERBAD co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were in talks to star in the upcoming dark comedy TV series MANIAC with Cary Fukunaga attached to direct, Deadline has confirmed that Netflix is wrapping up a deal for the project.

The streaming service has granted MANIAC a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

MANIAC "is based on the 2014 Norwegian series about a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution." The pair will both play patients.

Stone made her feature film debut in Superbad (2007). She co-starred in The House Bunny (2008), Zombieland (2009), and Paper Man (2009). In 2010, Stone made her leading debut in Easy A, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Musical or Comedy. Stone's other films include Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Help (2011) The Amazing Spider-Man film series (2012, 2014) as Gwen Stacy, and the animated film The Croods (2013).

In 2014, Stone co-starred in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Her performance in Birdman earned her nominations for the SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA andAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress. On November 11, 2014, she made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, which she performed until February 15, 2015.

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