Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire (2017)

It's not supposed to happen. Be prepared when it does.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-02-22
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 859 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Denver and Delilah Productions
  • Production Country: Ireland, Canada
  • Director:
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Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.

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  • Chloë Grace Moretz

    as Susannah Cahalan
  • Thomas Mann

    as Stephen Grywalski
  • Richard Armitage

    as Tom Cahalan
  • Carrie-Anne Moss

    as Rhona Nack
  • Jenny Slate

    as Margo
  • Tyler Perry

    as Richard
  • Alex Zahara

    as Allen
  • Jenn MacLean-Angus

    as Giselle
  • Ken Tremblett

    as Senator
  • Navid Negahban

    as Dr. Najjar
  • Robert Moloney

    as Dr. Ryan
  • Agam Darshi

    as Dr. Khan
  • Janet Kidder

    as Dr. Siskin
  • Vincent Gail

    as Dr. Samson
  • Daniel Bacon

    as Dr. Han
  • Alison Araya

    as EEG Tech
  • Brian McCaig

    as Intern
  • Elizabeth Bowen

    as Publicist
  • Nicole LaPlaca

    as Young Nurse
  • Lindsay Navarro

    as Young Waitress
  • Jessie Fraser

    as Woman
  • Lee Majdoub

    as Guy
Production Charlize Theron Producer
Production A.J. Dix Producer
Art Ross Dempster Production Design
Production Rob Merilees Producer
Production Lindsay MacAdam Producer
Sound John Paesano Original Music Composer
Camera Yaron Orbach Director of Photography
Production Beth Kono Producer
Writing Gerard Barrett Screenplay
Directing Gerard Barrett Director
Production Gerard Barrett Co-Producer
Editing JC Bond Editor
Writing Susannah Cahalan Novel
Production Jason Tobias Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh Costume Design
Production Todd Giroux Associate Producer
Production Lisa Wolofsky Executive Producer