John Paesano has recently composed the music for the upcoming drama Brain on Fire. The film is directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland) and stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss. The movie is based on Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness and follows a rising journalist at the New York Post who falls victim to an inexplicable illness that has her hearing voices, hallucinating, battling bouts of paranoia and lashing out during violent episodes before a last-minute intervention gives her the chance to rebuild her life. Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix (The Butterfly Effect) and Beth Kono (Dark Places, Sleepwalking with Lady Vengeance) are producing the project for Denver and Delilah, alongside Rob Merilees & Lindsay Macadam for Foundation Features. Brain on Fire is expected to be released later this year by Broad Green Pictures.
Paesano also recently scored the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil, which will premiere on March 18, as well the feature drama Same Kind of Different As Me, which is set for a release on April 29. He is also currently composing the final episodes of the first season of Fox’s Second Chance.