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Emma Stone to Star in Untitled Universal Film With Husband Dave McCary in Talks to Direct


Emma Stone is in talks to star in an untitled film for Universal Pictures with her husband Dave McCary in talks to direct.

Patrick Kang and Michael Levin, supervising producers of NBC and UTV’s “Young Rock,” wrote the original spec screenplay for the film.

Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine will produce through 21 Laps. Michael H. Weber (“The Disaster Artist”) will produce. Stone, McCary, and Ali Herting are in talks to produce through Fruit Tree.

Stone is a two-time Academy Award winning actress and producer known for such titles as “Poor Things,” “La La Land,” “The Favourite,” “Easy A,” “Birdman,” “Cruella” and most recently “The Curse,” for which she also serves as executive producer. Stone is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, The Lede Company and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

McCary is recently produced “A Real Pain” with Stone, “Problemista” and executive produced “The Curse.” Previously he directed “Brigsby Bear” and was a writer/director on “SNL” (where he and Stone first met in 2016) for five seasons. McCary is repped by Mosaic and Myman Greenspan.

Kang and Levin were recently producers on two seasons of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” for Disney+. Previously, they staffed on “Trial & Error,” “Mighty Ducks” and “Perfect Harmony.” They met as assistants on “How I Met Your Mother.” Kang and Levin are repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment who brought the spec screenplay to Universal. They are also repped by attorney Sean Marks. 

Universal’s Senior Executive VP of Production Development Erik Baiers and Creative Executive Jacqueline Garell will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Deadline was first to report the news.