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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It’ll be interesting to see how indie pairing Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden adapt someone else’s material, as Half Nelson and Sugar demonstrated a style that seems so organic, ad lib and script-less. Fleck and Boden will ensure quality control with Dp Andrij Parekh.

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#29. It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Director/Writer: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Producers: Ben Browning and Kevin Misher
Distributor: Focus Features

The Gist: Based on Ned Vizzini’s young-adult novel, this is about a 16-year-old Craig (to be played by Keir Gilchrist), stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed – and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle (Emma Roberts)…(more)

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Aasif Mandvi, Viola Davis, Zoë Kravitz, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel London and Keir Gilchrist.

Why is it on the list?It’ll be interesting to see how indie pairing Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden adapt someone else’s material, as Half Nelson and Sugar demonstrated a style that seems so organic, ad lib and script-less. Fleck and Boden will ensure quality control with Dp Andrij Parekh.

Release Date/Status?: Currently filming, Focus is looking at a November release.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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