Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder have their sledgehammers ready, but they might not only be breaking down walls in their new Showtime and A24 comedy “The Curse.” The studios have released the first trailer for their genre-defying new series, set to premiere on Nov. 10 on Paramount+ and air Nov. 12 on Showtime.
Stone and Fielder play a married couple, Whitney and Asher, who flip houses on a new show called “Flipanthropy,” seemingly similar to real-life HGTV home renovation shows like “Fixer Upper.” Whitney and Asher’s “Flipanthropy” series is produced by a character named Dougie, played by co-creator Benny Safdie, who harbors some secrets.
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Despite the couple’s big break and their hopes to have a child, all is not well for the house-flipping duo. Whitney and Asher, based in Española, N.M., are soon faced with a mysterious curse that will “disturb the relationship.”
In addition to “The Curse,” Stone has received attention lately for starring in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim. Fielder is known for his unique and experimental shows “Nathan For You” and “The Rehearsal”; these docu-reality series don’t quite fit into any genre, but both feature his distinct personality and sense of humor. Safdie also starred in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” as Edward Teller.
The first three episodes of “The Curse” will premiere at the New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 15. In addition to Stone, Fielder and Safdie, the series also stars Barkhad Abdi, Corbin Bernsen and Constance Shulman.
“The Curse” is a co-production with A24. Fielder serves as director in addition to co-creator alongside Safdie. Brothers Benny and Josh Safdie serve as executive producers for their company Elara Pictures; Fielder and Stone also serve as executive producers alongside Dave McCary and Ali Herting.
Watch the trailer below.
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