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Hollywood stars Emma Stone, Jonah Hill flip to TV in Netflix’s Maniac, Entertainment News & Top Stories

LONDON (REUTERS) – Actors Emma Stone and Jonah Hill be part of the checklist of Hollywood stars turning to tv with Netflix’s Maniac, a darkish comedy mini-series taking a look at human connection.

Oscar winner Stone and The Wolf Of Wolf Street star Hill play Annie and Owen, two strangers with private issues who participate in a pharmaceutical drug trial.

A trailer exhibits the 2 characters in a number of, typically fantastical, settings throughout the experiment the place they’re instructed by the physician main the trial that “pain can be destroyed, the mind can be solved”.

“It seemed like a great opportunity to dive into this world that was sort of different from ours but talking about a lot of the themes that we deal with today in modern society,” Stone instructed Reuters on the present’s purple carpet premiere on Thursday (Sept 13).

“Disconnection from each other and trying to fix problems in a certain way and realising that human connection really is a balm for all of us.”

The present, which premieres on the streaming service on Sept 21, is directed by Cary Fukunaga, identified for Beasts Of No Nation and his work on the sequence True Detective.

“The biggest challenge of the show is that it reinvents itself each episode, that puts a lot of pressure on everybody,” author Patrick Somerville mentioned. “We just had to make new worlds over and over again.”

Stone and Hill, who labored collectively on 2007 comedy Superbad, each starred in tv exhibits earlier of their careers, however Maniac proved a special undertaking for each actors, who are additionally govt producers on the sequence.

“I thought that it would be an exciting challenge to get to explore a character, in this case five characters, over five, six hours,” Stone mentioned.

“That’s not something I’ve gotten to really do very much of. I did some TV at the beginning but never in this long form of 10 episodes… It was a really fun process.”

The actors are the most recent main stars choosing main roles on the small display. Recent examples embrace Amy Adams in HBO’s Sharp Objects and Julia Roberts in Amazon Studios’ upcoming Homecoming.

“Everybody is turning to TV and the stuff that they’re producing it’s… critically-acclaimed, winning Emmys so it’s proving to be incredibly fruitful for them,” Alex Ritman, British correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter mentioned.

“And off the back of that… being a big name on TV is beneficial to your film career. I don’t think we live in a world where you’re one or the other anymore.”

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