That was fast! On Friday, in a trailer for his Showtime series The curseNathan Fielder and Emma Stone parodied a video featuring Syndey Sweeney and Glen Powell promoting their romantic comedy Nobody but you.
Dressed almost identically to Sweeney and Powell in their announcement, posted the day before, Stone opened the introduction by asking the audience “Check out the trailer for my new show,” before Fielder responded, “My show” satirically showing the duo’s lack of chemistry.
At the end of the video, Stone says: “Check out the trailer for our Show The curse better now?” Fielder responds, “Enjoy” before rolling his eyes, just as Sweeney did in the original version of the video.
We don’t intend to explain the joke, but the recreation is silly because the plot of The curse contrasts significantly with that Nobody but you. Fielder and Stone’s dark comedy follows an HGTV-style couple’s downfall after being cursed, while Powell and Sweeney’s film, released December 22, is a romantic comedy. The preparation for Nobody but you saw Powell and Sweeney make tabloid headlines because of rumors of an affair between the actors. (He recently addressed the rumors in a Men’s health to covercalling them “unfair.”)
Several hours after sharing the troll and the trailer, Fielder posted a written statement on a notes app addressing the “similarities” between the trailer’s intros, joking that it was actually the Nobody but you copied team The curse.
“I want to be very clear: we filmed this promo over six months ago and I am seriously concerned that the Sony Pictures marketing team somehow saw our promo and copied it,” he wrote. “I personally will not be taking legal action, but I cannot speak for Paramount+ or Showtime.”
Fielder went on to say that he gave the creative team his “unwavering confidence” and that he believed the piece was “completely original and not taken from competing or AI projects.”
“It’s a shame that Sydney, Glen, Emma and I were put in this situation,” he concluded. “But that won’t stop us from supporting each other’s success, and I know both Emma and I will reserve front row seats for Nobody but you on opening night.”
Nobody but you shared a trailer on Thursday. The film shows the two Hollywood stars in a marriage where love is in the air – and also disdain for each other.
Sweeney and Powell’s characters – Bea and Ben – are old flames (or one-night stands) who decide that, for mutually beneficial reasons, they should spend the duration of a wedding trip pretending to be madly in love with each other.
Directed by Easy A-director Will Gluck, Nobody but you has been described as a modernization of Shakespeare’s work So much noise for nothinghence the character names of Benedick and Beatrice.
Meanwhile, the 10-episode Showtime series (also streaming on Paramount+) The curse is a confusing story of a couple who move house in New Mexico and whose lives begin to unravel after being cursed. The second episode of the series aired Thursday.