Emma Stone Spotted at Cup & Saucer Yesterday While Filming Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Seeing Cup & Saucer back open yesterday was little more than a tease. The luncheonette – pushed from Canal Street last month due to rent gouging – buzzed with activity. Yet not for public consumption.

Netflix revived the Cup & Saucer with the singular purpose of shooting scenes for its mysterious new show, code-named “Ronald.” However, don’t be fooled by the no parking placards. The production team onsite confirmed that this was the first day of filming for Maniac, the dark-comedy series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

The plot follows a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams, but is actually locked up at an institution. It’s based on a 2015 Norwegian series. Both Hill and Stone will play patients who are institutionalized.

The shoot – a scene in the rain – snarled traffic along Canal Street much of the day. Especially during rush hour when all the Chinatown buses unloaded.

The ten-episode Maniac is slated for release sometime next year.

The last days of the diner will now forever memorialized on film. Assuming you have the $9.99 to cough up for a Netflix subscription.

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