Tyler Perry Joins Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Brain on Fire’

Tyler Perry Brain on Fire
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Tyler Perry has been added to the cast of Chloe Grace Moretz’s drama “Brain on Fire,” currently shooting in Vancouver.

The film, directed by Gerard Barrett, is based on Susannah Cahalan’s “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.” Previously announced cast includes Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Moretz plays 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 before a last-minute intervention by one doctor gives her a diagnosis and the chance to rebuild her life. Perry will play her boss at the New York Post.

Broad Green Pictures will distribute “Brain on Fire” in the United States, while partner Mister Smith Entertainment will continue to sell international rights.

Broad Green came on board two weeks ago to produce and finance in a partnership with Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner along with Foundation Features.

Perry’s recent credits include “Gone Girl.” He’s been cast in the upcoming sequel “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading