Tyler Perry Joins Cast of 'Brain on Fire'

Amy Sussman
Tyler Perry

He will play a newspaper editor in the drama about a journalist's descent into madness, directed by Gerard Barrett.

Tyler Perry is joining the cast of Gerard Barrett’s Brain on Fire, based on Susannah Cahalan’s best-selling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

The film, currently shooting in Vancouver, stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cahalan, a journalist at the New York Post who suddenly began experiencing hallucinations and paranoia. Perry will play Cahalan’s boss at the newspaper. The cast also features Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Broad Green Pictures is producing in partnership with Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features. Broad Green will distribute in the United States, while Mister Smith Entertainment is selling international rights.

Perry, repped by WME, last appeared on film in Gone Girl.