Tyler Perry is on fire.
I can exclusively reveal that Perry has signed on to play a newspaper editor in Brain on Fire, the big screen adaptation of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, the bestselling memoir by journalist Susannah Cahalan about a mysterious illness that left her hearing voices, hallucinating, having bouts of paranoia and lashing out with violent episodes.
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Susannah with Perry as her boss at The New York Post. Currently shooting in Canada, the cast also includes Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Broad Green Pictures will distribute Brain on Fire in the U.S.
Perry's casting comes off the heels of last year's box office hit, Gone Girl, in which he earned rave reviews for his work as Ben Affleck's character's lawyer.
Perry is currently filming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.