Following last week’s teaser [watch it here], Netflix has released a trailer and poster for director Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix Original limited series Maniac. The dark comedy reunites Superbad stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone and features a cast that also includes Justin Theroux, Sally Field, Julia Garner, and Jemima Kirke; check them out here…
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently.
Maniac arrives on Netflix on September 21st.
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