Funny man Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in another project according to Yahoo. The Hangover actor is set to join Emma Roberts in the coming of age comedy-drama, It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film will be brought to us by the same team who were behind the 2006 critical hit, Half Nelson.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story is based on a novel by Ned Vizzini, and centers on a 15 year old boy who’s battling depression. He checks himself into a psychiatric hospital, but realizes it’s a institution for adults. He soon develops relationships with the older patients as well as a girl his own age. The teenage girl in question will be portrayed by Emma Roberts. Even though this film will have some comedic elements, it will be a slight dramatic turn for Galifianakis, who’s taken on a string off comedies as of late.
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden wrote the script that was adapted from the novel, and will also serve as directors on the film. Funny Story will be independently financed by Focus Features, and production should begin some time later this year. I wonder if Galifianakis will pull a Robin Williams, and randomly start pulling off really good dramatic performances? Could this be the beginning of that?
What do you think about Zach Galifianakis joining It’s Kind of a Funny Story?