Emma Stone is having a new role on television. Deadline confirms that the Oscar winner will star in a developing comedy series ‘The Curse’ from Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie for Showtime.
Fielder and Safdie will star in and executive produce alongside Emma via her Fruit Tree Banner. Josh Safdie is also attached to executive produce through Elara Pictures, which he co-owns with his brother Benny. A24 is producing.
‘The Curse’ 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.
“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 Amy Israel, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “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.”
‘The Curse’ is the second television appearance of Emma after Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ in 2018. Aside her Showtime feature, Emma together with her producing partner Dave McCary is developing ‘The Shadows’, an adaptation of Stacy Willingham’s debut thriller novel of the same name.
The Safdie brothers are best known for ‘Uncut Gems’ which starred Adam Sandler. Fielder is credited with ‘How To With John Wilson’, which just scored a second season at HBO.
Stone is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham.