EXCLUSIVE: Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah has optioned the best-selling Susannah Cahalan book Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness, a memoir that follows a young woman’s terrifying descent into insanity. Dakota Fanning is attached to star as Cahalan. Theron will produce with her D&D partners Beth Kono and AJ Dix.
The company just wrapped Dark Places, an adaptation of the novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Theron stars in that film, but Brain on Fire is an example of the production company bolstering its slate. Theron and Fanning have a connection: For many years, both were managed by the late J.J. Harris.
Fanning next will be seen in Cinedigm’s Night Moves, and this fall she will be seen in The Last of Robin Hood and Franny. She is in production on Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled 1980s-set punk rock pic.
Theron and Cahalan are repped by WME. Fanning is repped by CAA.