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Cast of It's Kind of a Funny Story

Posted November 23, 2009

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A new Focus Features press release announces the major casting line up of writer/directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s new film It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film, adapted from Ned Vizzini’s popular novel of the same name, involves a 16-year-old kid, Craig, who checks himself into a mental health center to handle his anxiety only to find himself residing in full-out adult psych ward. Craig will be played by Keir Gilchrist, who broke out as the sensible son on the Showtime comedy “The United States of Tara.” Other stars include The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis playing a fellow inmate who becomes close with Craig; Emma Roberts as Noelle, another 16-year-old inside the ward; Doubt’s Viola Davis as the head shrink (with The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi as a fellow therapist); and Jim Gaffigan (of Focus’ Away We Go) and “Gilmore Girls” Lauren Graham as Craig’s parents. The film goes into production in December.