Dunst, who will also executive produce, will star as Krystal Gill, a recent widow and Orlando water park employee who schemes her way to the top of a pyramid scheme called Founders American Merchandise, which previously bankrupted her. The series will take place in the early 1990’s.
Clooney is producing along with Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures banner. “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos will direct and executive produce. Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky wrote the project and will also executive produce. TriStar Television will produce along with AMC Studios.
An individual with knowledge of the project said that it is in the very early development stages at this point.
Dunst recently starred in Season 2 of the hit FX series “Fargo,” in which she played Peggy Blumquist, a Midwestern housewife and hairdresser with delusions of grandeur.
Smokehouse has produced several of Clooney’s recent films, including “Money Monster,” “The Monuments Men” and “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” The company also produced the television series “Memphis Beat.”
Dunst is represented by UTA and Management 360. Smokehouse, Funke, Lutsky and Lanthimos are represented by CAA.