Jenny Slate and Thomas Mann have joined the cast of the upcoming biopic drama BRAIN ON FIRE. The film stars Dakota Fanning in the story following a young woman’s terrifying descent into madness as a result of an undiagnosed case of encephalitis. The screenplay by Gerard Barrett is based on the memoir Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. Barrett is also set to direct the film. We’re the Millers star Will Poulter is also attached.
Known for her breakout role in the drama Obvious Child, and for the voice role of Tammy on Bob’s Burgers, Slate is set to star with Nick Kroll in the upcoming film My Blind Brother. She is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Mann is known for his role in Project X, and could be seen in the films Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Amityville: The Reawakening. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.