Variety reports that Viola Davis has joined Focus Features' It's Kind of a Funny Story with Zach Galifianakis, and director David Schwimmer's Trust for Millennium Films.

It's Kind of a Funny Story focuses on a depressed 15-year-old who puts himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Davis is going to play the psychiatrist who helps the boy understand his problems.

Trust sees how a family deals with their 14-year-old daughter after she is victimized by an adult through an internet chat room. In this film Davis will be a counselor that is assigned to the girl's case. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are also starring in this film.

Evan Jacobs