Carrie-Anne Moss and Richard Armitage are joining the cast of Gerard Barrett’s Brain On Fire opposite Chloe Grace Moretz. Broad Green Pictures made the announcement today in partnership with Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features. The project is based on Susannah Cahalan’s critically acclaimed memoir about a rising journalist (Moretz) at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go by and Susannah rapidly descends into insanity, she moves inexplicably from violence to catatonia. Following a series of outbursts, misdiagnoses and a prolonged hospital stay, a lucky last-minute intervention by one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life.
Brain on Fire is currently in production in Vancouver and set for release in 2016. Moss (The Matrix) and Armitage (Captain America) will play Susannah’s parents, Tom Cahalan and Rhona Nack.
Gerard Barrett (Pilgrim Hill) directs while Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, and Rob Merilees and Lindsay Macadam of Foundation Features are producing. Broad Green is releasing domestically with David Garrett’s well-regarded Mister Smith handling international sales.