Chloë Grace Moretz returning to Vancouver to film Brain on Fire

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Chloë Grace Moretz is no stranger to Vancouver filming. Two years ago, she filmed If I Stay in Vancouver and was spotted taking in the Vancouver Christmas Market.

This month, Moretz will be returning to enjoy the fine Vancouver summer to film Brain on Fire. The movie will be produced by Charlize Theron and star hot commodity Thomas Mann, fresh off a Sundance Award-winning role in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, and Will Poulter, recently cast in the It Remake.

Brain On Fire is based on Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, which is described as:

One day, I woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to my bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. My medical records —from a month-long hospital stay of which I have no memory —showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier I had been a healthy 24-year-old, six months into my first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post.

My memoir Brain on Fire chronicles the swift path of my illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving my life. As weeks ticked by and I moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia, $1 million worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit me to the psychiatric ward, in effect condemning me to a lifetime of institutions, or death, until Dr. Souhel Najjar, —nicknamed Dr. House, —joined my team. He asked me to draw one simple sketch, which became key to diagnosing me with a newly discovered autoimmune disease in which my body was attacking my brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of “demonic possessions” throughout history.

“Brain on Fire” will film through July and August in the Metro Vancouver area. If you spot any filming, send a tweet to @lemon_buzz!

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