Kerry film maker to direct Dakota Fanning in new film

Ahead of competing at the Sundance Film Festival, a Kerry film maker has been announced as the director of a new film starring Dakota Fanning. According to website Gerard Barrett will write and direct a drama based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness. Sundance 15 logo Dakota Fanning is set to star in the main role; the film will be co-produced by Charlize Theron’s production company. Gerard Barrett, originally from Knockanure is behind the film Glassland which is screening at Sundance in Utah in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category. He’ll have to wait until next Saturday before winners are announced at the Film Festival Awards ceremony.