Trailer for Medical Drama 'Brain On Fire' Starring Chloë Grace Moretz

February 21, 2017
Source: YouTube

Brain On Fire Trailer

"To put it simply - her brain is on fire." An odd trailer has debuted for the film Brain on Fire, a medical mystery psychological drama from Irish director Gerard Barrett. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a young woman who starts going mad after she begins to experience really terrible seizures, and her life falls apart as a result. Based on the true story of Susannah Cahalan. The full cast includes Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tyler Perry, Thomas Mann, Vincent Gale, Nicole LaPlaca, Navid Negahban, Agam Darshi, with an appearance by Jenny Slate. This is a weird trailer that throws a curveball part of the way through, then gets laughably cheesy at the end. The footage is okay, but the title cards are the worst.

Here's the first official trailer for Gerard Barrett's Brain On Fire, direct from YouTube:

Brain on Fire

Susannah Cahalan (Chloë Grace Moretz), a journalist at the New York Post, has serious health issues, including seizures and hearing voices. Over the following weeks her condition worsens and she quickly goes from violence to catatonia. After numerous misdiagnoses and a hospitalization, a doctor gives her a diagnosis with the hope she can rebuild her life. One day she wakes up in the hospital with no memory at all of her previous month. Brain on Fire is both written and directed by Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett, of the films Glassland and Pilgrim Hill previously. Adapted from Susannah Cahalan's memoir of the same name. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. No exact release date has been set yet, but we'll be on the lookout, as it should be out sometime in 2017 coming up. What do you make of this trailer?

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I really do like Chloe. But sweet baby Jeebus, this looks very bad.

Movie Bear on Feb 21, 2017


Although disease, brain related disorders and seizures are a serious matter, it's hard to take this film seriously on the trailer. It plays like a Lifetime movie.

Quanah on Feb 21, 2017


This looks a serious matter, I mean the disease. As for the film, less so ...

shiboleth on Feb 21, 2017


Diagnosis by exclusion are grueling...

DAVIDPD on Feb 21, 2017


Chloe is a fine actress and the subject matter is important, but when you use the same scene of the boyfriend kissing her within the same trailer, RED FLAG! Also, I think Ghost Rider and Firestorm have this condition...

RAW_D on Feb 21, 2017

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