LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2015) – Broad Green Pictures, in partnership with Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features, announce that Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) will join the the cast of Brain on Fire. The film directed by Gerard Barrett is based on Susannah Cahalan’s New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness and is currently shooting in Vancouver with an anticipated release in 2016. Previously announced cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Moretz plays Susannah, 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. As weeks go by and Cahalan rapidly descends into insanity, there seems to be no hope for answers until a lucky last-minute intervention by one doctor gives her a diagnosis and the chance to rebuild her life. Perry will play Richard, Susannah’s boss at the New York Post.
Broad Green Pictures will distribute Brain on Fire in the United States, while the studio’s partner, Mister Smith Entertainment will continue to sell international rights after having launched the film at the European Film Market in February.
About Broad Green Pictures
Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The studio distributes both specialty and wide release product across a multitude of platforms resulting from in-house development and production as well as acquisitions and co-productions.
Broad Green is constructing a fully-integrated movie studio providing filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks. The studio’s upcoming slate includes the critically acclaimed 99 Homes, A Walk in the Woods, Infiltrator, Brain on Fire, Samba, I Smile Back and Learning to Drive, as well as Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups, Voyage of Time and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.
About Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an established actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist. He started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea. Tyler’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the ten years since, the 16 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed nearly $2 billion. As an actor he has worked with David Fincher for Gone Girl and Rob Cohen for Alex Cross. In 2007, he debuted the TBS series House of Payne that earned record cable rating and later launched the equally successful Meet the Browns on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, creating For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong and The Haves and The Have Nots,which has posted the network’s highest series ratings in its history.