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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill to star in Maniac

EMMA Stone and Jonah Hill are set to star in a new TV comedy entitled 'Maniac'.

The 'Aloha' actress and '22 Jump Street' actor are close to signing deals that would reunite them in the dark comedy series which is based on the original Norwegian show about a man who lives a fantasy life.

It's thought that Jonah, 32, will take the lead as Espen, a mental health patient who escapes into his own dreamworld while institutionalized.

What's more, it will be a reunion for the pair, who starred together in 2007 hit comedy 'Superbad'.

And if all goes to plan, they will act as executive producers on the half-hour episodes helmed by Cary Fukunaga - who wrote the screenplay for 'Beasts of No Nation' and acted as director on episodes of 'True Detective' - in the project from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.

Emma is a regular on the silver screen and has raked in applause for her performance 'Birdman' and 'The Help', and has had smaller roles in TV comedies 'Malcom in the Middle' and 30 Rock'.

Whilst Jonah has starred in a string of hit movies since his breakout role in the critically acclaimed 'Superbad' - which in 2007.


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