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Dakota Fanning to Star in Brain on Fire Adaptation

Actress Dakota Fanning attends the "Very Good Girls" premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

Charlize Theron's production company Denver and Delilah has optioned Susannah Cahalan's New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, with Dakota Fanning attached to star. The memoir chronicles the author's temporary descent into insanity after contracting a rare autoimmune disease at the age of 24. Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that Fanning was 10 years old and starring opposite Denzel in Man on Fire? Now she's 20 and her brain is gonna be on fire. Kids grow up so fast these days.

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