Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Are Part of a Mysterious Pharmaceutical Trial in Teaser Trailer For MANIAC
The last time that we saw Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in a movie together was the 2007 high school comedy Superbad. Now they have teamed up for a very different kind of project for Netflix. It's a limited series called Maniac and it was created by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective).
Maniac is based on a Norwegian series of the same name, and it looks like it could end up being a very trippy and perplexing story. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, 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. Things do not go as planned.
I'm intrigued by the concept and with Fukunaga and the rest of the talent they have on board to develop the series, I'm sure that it will turn out to be solid series that will mess with our heads. The trailer doesn't offer us too much information on the series, but it definitely sets the interesting tone.
Maniac will hit Netflix this fall on September 21, 2018.