Broad Green Boards Charlize Theron-Produced ‘Brain on Fire’

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Broad Green Pictures has come on board to produce and finance “Brain on Fire,” starring Chloe Moretz, in a partnership with Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner along with Foundation Features.

Theron has been developing the project, based on Susannah Cahalan’s memoir “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness,” since last year. The film will be directed by Gerard Barrett (“Glassland”).

Producers are Theron, A.J. Dix and Beth Kono of Denver and Delilah along with Rob Merilees and Lindsay Macadam of Foundation Features. Moretz will star with Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) and Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”).

Principal photography will begin July 13 in Vancouver, and the film is set for release in 2016. Broad Green Pictures will distribute “Brain on Fire” in the U.S., while Mister Smith Entertainment will continue to sell international rights after launching the film at the European Film Market in February.

Broad Green bought a 45% stake in Mister Smith earlier this year and have announced a partnership on “Buena Vista Social Club – Adios,” the sequel to the documentary “Buena Vista Social Club.”

“Brain on Fire” follows a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go by, she moves inexplicably from violence to catatonia — but a last-minute intervention by one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life.

The deal was brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by WME Global, while Victor Moyers and Chris Tricarico handled for Broad Green Pictures.

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  1. patrik says:

    and project Africa Outreach -Charlize Theron(Victoria’s Secret What is Sexy?)

  2. Kelly says:

    So many studios producers think we should all see pay to see their films because someone “popular” is attached to the project and they never make a ROI

    Entourage is attached to Mark Walberg…boring story filled with hot girls and nice boats and we are supposed to be thrilled and entertained by ego celebrity lifestyle addicted losers from queens?

    After Earth …Will Smith… was avatar but with fresh prince of bellaire lost in the jungle

    Ted 2 …Walberg again and the guy who roasts people and makes voices…terrible sequel ..a teddy bear has rights and goes to court…seriously?

    • David Benjamin says:

      I agree with almost everything you said…except Ted 2. There are parts of that movie that are wet your pants hilarious!

  3. Nica says:

    Chloe grace moretz is way too young for this role

    Supposed to be a 25 year old new york post reporter

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