Producer Charlize Theron and Broad Green Pictures are teaming up to adapt the best-selling memoir “Brain on Fire,” with Chloe Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate and Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and The Dying Girl”) to star.
Broad Green will partner with Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features to produce and finance the the film, based on Susannah Cahalan’s 2012 autobiography “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.”
Moretz will play the author and New York Post journalist who begins to hear voices and experience seizures, leading her down a path of insanity and a desperate search for a diagnosis. Gerard Barrett (“Glassland”) will direct the 2016 release, with principal photography starting July 13 in Vancouver.
“We are excited to work with this incredible group of filmmakers and actors to bring Susannah Cahalan’s life story to the big screen,” said Broad Green Chief Creative Officer Daniel Hammond.
Mister Smith Entertainment, of which Broad Green owns a 45-percent stake, will sell international rights after it hits the European Film Market in February.
The deal was brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by WME Global, while Victor Moyers, President of Production, and Chris Tricarico, EVP Legal & Business Affairs, General Counsel handled for Broad Green Pictures.