“Brain on Fire” at TIFF2016

Brain on Fire

This movie takes a look at a young New York woman’s rapid descent into insanity. Brain on Fire is based on the biography of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist at the New York Post, who has serious health issues, including seizures and hearing voices. Over the a few weeks her condition worsens and she quickly goes from violence to catatonia. After numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalization, a doctor gives her a diagnosis with the hope she can rebuild her life. One day Cahalan wakes up in the hospital with no memory at all of her previous month.

The upcoming biographical drama is an American-Canadian-Irish collaboration. With Chloe Grace Moretz (The Amityville Horror) in the lead role, Brain on Fire also stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). Charlize Theron is an Executive Producer on the film.

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