Editor | Peter Bowen
LA Times talks Breakfast Club with It’s Kind of a Funny Story directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Posted September 13, 2010
The Los Angeles Times film pundit Steven Zeitchik sat down with Anna Boden and Ryan Flack, the filmmaking team behind the upcoming It’s Kind of a Funny Story With Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, and Emma Roberts).
While the directing duo is known for their tough realist work, they emphasize that this is “kind of a funny story.” Fleck tells Zeitchik, “The first thing we thought when we read the book is that this could be a modern-day John Huges film.” Boden adds:
There's something of The Breakfast Club in it, where these characters are stuck together and forced to interact….The thing about setting it in a mental hospital instead of high school is that it forces Craig to meet people he never would have met. It opens up his world.