Chloë Grace Moretz’s upcoming journalist character just got two kick-ass parents: Carrie-Anne Moss and Richard Armitage have joined the cast of Brain On Fire, a film based on Susannah Cahalan’s best-selling memoir about her harrowing time in a psychiatric hospital. Moretz has been cast as Cahalan, a budding journalist at The New York Post who suffers from seizures and psychotic episodes, eventually leading to her hospitalization. Cahalan questions her sanity and her diagnosis, and works with a doctor to uncover the real cause for her mysterious symptoms.
Moss, who recently signed on to play a no-nonsense woman in A.K.A. Jessica Jones, will display a more nurturing side as Cahalan’s mom, Rhona Nack, and Armitage will have a chance to sink his teeth into the role of dad Tom Cahalan. Gerard Barrett is directing Brain On Fire, and Charlize Theron is co-producing with her Denver & Delilah company.