Viola Davis Joins Funny Story

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Viola Davis Joins Funny Story

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Somebody give Viola Davis' agent a rise. The actress has signed on not one, but two dotted lines, joining It's Kind Of A Funny Story as well as David Schwimmer's sophmore directorial effort, Trust.

She joins Zach Galifianakis in Funny Story, which is based on Ned Vizzini's semi-autobiographical novel and is directed by Ryan 'Half Nelson' Fleck. It focuses on a suicidally depressed New York teen who, rather than leaping from the Brooklyn Bridge, checks into a psychiatric hospital where he finds help and inspiration. Davis will bring the inspiration as his psychiatrist, while Galifianakis will no doubt deliver the funny.

Trust, meanwhile, will demand more altruism of Davis. She'll play a counsellor assigned to protect a 14 year-old girl (Liana Liberato) who's duped by an online predator. It's heavyweight stuff with a reasonably heavyweight cast: Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are on board as the girl's parents.

Davis is currently on our screens in Law Abiding Citizen, and prior to that was seen turning in an Oscar-nominated performance as Doubt's troubled mother.

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