Galifianakis, Roberts in Talks for Funny Story


Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Emma Roberts are in talks to star in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a dramedy from Half Nelson writer-directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden at Focus Features.

The film, based on Ned Vizzini’s young-adult novel, tells of a teenage boy who, after a bout of depression, is sent to a mental institution, where he ends up in the adult ward and meets a number of offbeat adults as well as a quirky teenage girl.

Galifianakis would play one of the main adult roles, while Roberts would star as the teenage love interest.