THR is reporting that Emma Stone is heading to Showtime to star in The Curse, a comedy series from the Safdie Brothers, the filmmaking duo behind Good Times and Uncut Gems.
Co-created by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You), both of whom will also star, the series is described as “genre-bending scripted comedy that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple (Fielder and Stone) 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 Showtime executive Amy Israel. “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.”
Fielder is set to direct the series and will executive produce with Benny and Josh Safdie, while Oscar-winner Stone will also executive produce through her Fruit Tree production banner.