Filmmaker/actor Tyler Perry has signed on to the cast of Broad Green Pictures’ dramatic film Brain on Fire based on Susannah Cahalan’s book, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. Perry joins the cast led by Chloë Grace Moretz and featuring Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage, and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Gerard Barrett is directing the film and also adapted Cahalan’s book for the screen. Shooting is currently underway in Vancouver.
The Plot: Moretz plays Susannah, a rising journalist at the New York Post who falls victim to an inexplicable illness that has her hearing voices, hallucinating, battling bouts of paranoia and lashing out during violent episodes. As weeks go by and Cahalan rapidly descends into insanity, there seems to be no hope for answers until a lucky last-minute intervention by one doctor gives her a diagnosis and the chance to rebuild her life. Perry will play Richard, Susannah’s boss at the New York Post.
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