EXCLUSIVE: Showtime has given a pilot inexperienced mild to The Curse, a half-hour comedy from Uncut Gems administrators/co-writers Benny & Josh Safdie and Nathan for You creator and star Nathan Fielder, I’ve discovered.

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Written by Fielder and Benny Safdie and to be directed by the Safdie brothers, The Curse stars Fielder and co-stars Benny Safdie. It explores how an alleged curse disturbs the connection of a newly married couple who star in Flipanthropy, their troubled HGTV present, I hear.

Fielder will play the husband; Benny Safdie will play the producer of the HGTV present. Fielder, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie govt produce the pilot, which is produced by Showtime. The community declined remark.

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The Curse doesn’t cite any real-life inspirations, although its description does recall to mind Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead, stars of HGTV’s in style collection Flip or Flop, whose marriage fell aside after the success of their present made them family names.

For his or her work on the Adam Sandler starrer Uncut Gems, the Safdies received this 12 months’s Movie Impartial Spirit Award for Greatest Director and have been nominated for Greatest Screenplay. They beforehand have been nominated within the director class for Good Time, by which Benny additionally starred, and received the John Cassavetes Award in 2011 for Go Get Some Rosemary. 

Fielder shared in Emmy and DGA Award nominations for his directing work on Who Is America?, the Sacha Baron Cohen collection on Showtime. Fielder’s Comedy Central present Nathan for You was nominated 3 times for WGA Award within the Comedy/Selection Sketch Collection class, successful in 2019. His different writing credit embrace Jon Benjamin Has a Van and Essential Issues with Demetri Martin. Appearing credit embrace The Catastrophe Artist, Clear and Drunk Historical past.

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At Showtime, The Curse joins fellow comedy pilots Large Deal, starring Vanessa Bayer, and How To Make Like to a Black Lady (Who Could Be Working Via Some Sh*t)