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.”