Focus Features will produce and distribute Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's next project, a coming of age dramedy titled It's Kind of a Funny Story. According to The Hollywood Reporter the duo are co-directing the film from a screenplay they co-wrote. Fleck and Boden previously worked together on the critically acclaimed drama Half Nelson.
The plot of It's Kind of a Funny Story follows Craig, a depressed fifteen year old boy that admits himself to a psych ward only to find himself in the adult section of the hospital. There, he befriends a group of mental patients that are all far crazier than he is. Fleck and Boden based their script on a young adult novel written by Ned Vizzini.
The film will go before the camera this fall.