In the world of entertainment, anticipation is often met with great excitement. We are about to dive into the intriguing world of The Curse, a genre-defying series set to premiere on November 10th on Paramount+ and hit the airwaves on Showtime two days later.
This time, the buzz surrounds the dynamic duo of Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder, who are geared up with sledgehammers in hand. But their mission is not just about breaking down walls; it’s about breaking new ground in the world of comedy.
It’s Nathan Fielder’s World, We’re Just Living On It
Nathan Fielder is a comedy maverick known for his unconventional and memorable projects. His iconic series Nathan For You, which ran from 2013 to 2017, combined reality TV with satire as he offered comically misguided advice to struggling businesses. In The Rehearsal (2016), he navigated non-professional actors through the world of theater, resulting in a blend of awkwardness and humor.
Fielder even delved into fashion activism with Summit Ice Apparel, a brand that humorously raises awareness about the Holocaust. “Finding Frances,” a feature-length documentary within “Nathan For You,” provided a deeper look at Fielder’s character. He’s also made guest appearances, like lending his voice to “Crank Yankers.” Fielder’s projects showcase his talent for pushing the boundaries of comedy, mixing satire with heartwarming moments.
A Peek into the Plot of ‘The Curse’
The plot centers around a married couple, Whitney and Asher, portrayed brilliantly by Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder, respectively. Together, they engage in the exhilarating world of house flipping, all documented in their show called “Flipanthropy.” If you’re thinking this sounds reminiscent of popular HGTV home renovation shows like “Fixer Upper,” you’re not alone. However, there’s a twist.
The driving force behind “Flipanthropy” is a character named Dougie, brought to life by co-creator Benny Safdie. But Dougie is not just a producer; he’s a harbinger of secrets, setting the stage for a suspenseful narrative.
‘The Curse’: A Twist of Fate
Despite their big break in the world of house flipping and their dreams of starting a family, Whitney and Asher’s lives take an unexpected turn. The couple, who call Española, New Mexico, home, find themselves entangled in a mysterious curse that threatens to “disturb the relationship” they’ve built.
Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder are no strangers to the spotlight. Stone recently garnered attention for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, which received critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. Fielder, on the other hand, is known for his unique and experimental shows, such as “Nathan For You” and “The Rehearsal.”
‘The Curse’ Early Premiere
Excitement is building as the first three episodes of “The Curse” are set to premiere at the New York Film Festival, scheduled from September 29th to October 15th. Besides Stone and Fielder, the series boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Barkhad Abdi, Corbin Bernsen, and Constance Shulman.
“The Curse” is a joint production with A24, known for its remarkable contributions to cinema. Fielder takes on the role of director in addition to co-creator alongside Benny Safdie. The Safdie brothers, Benny and Josh, serve as executive producers for their company Elara Pictures. Adding to the star power, Fielder and Stone also join the ranks as executive producers, alongside Dave McCary and Ali Herting.
Watch ‘The Curse’ Trailer
Before we conclude, take a moment to watch the trailer for “The Curse”. It’s a tantalizing glimpse into what promises to be a one-of-a-kind comedy experience.
In summary, Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder’s “The Curse” is poised to break the mold and captivate audiences with its genre-defying approach. As we eagerly await its premiere, let’s embrace the anticipation and excitement it brings to the world of entertainment.