TheWrap reports that Chloe Moretz will be replacing Dakota Fanning in the Indie film “Brain on Fire”, Fanning exited the project due to scheduling issues, according to an insider.

The film is being produced by actress Charlize Theron and directed by Gerard Barrett.

Other stars include Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) and Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) playing the male leads.

Brain on Fire” is an adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir, which chronicles a young woman’s sudden descent into madness following a mystery illness.



Irish director Gerard Barrett has gotten actress Dakota Fanning on board for his new film, “Brain on Fire”, which begins shooting this Summer in New York. The film is based on a New York Times bestseller about a girl who gets this mystery illness and they can’t diagnose it. The lead character role of Susannah Cahalan will be played by Dakota Fanning.