3:07pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Justin Theroux Joins Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series 'Maniac'
Justin Theroux has found his next TV role.
The Leftovers grad has signed onto join Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the upcoming Netflix series Maniac, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The dark comedy is based on the 2014 Norwegian TV series of the same name. The original centered on Espen, a mental patient at a psychiatric ward who escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind.
Theroux will recur in the 10-episode first season as James Mantleray.
The U.S. adaptation landed a straight-to-series order at Netflix in March 2016 with Stone — ahead of her Oscar-winning turn in La La Land — and Hill already attached. True Detective's Cary Fukunaga will direct, with Patrick Somerville attached to write. Fukunaga will exec produce with Stone, Hill, and Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar and Doug Wald.
Anonymous Content is producing the series with Paramount Television as part of their recently extended overall deal.
Theroux is coming straight off the third and final season of HBO's acclaimed drama The Leftovers. In addition to his other TV credits (Parks and Recreation, Six Feet Under), his film work includes Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire and The Girl on the Train. He is also known for his screenwriting on films like Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2.
Maniac does not yet have a premiere date.