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