The dream of attending Cannes with movie opening comes true for David Mitchum Brown with Feminist Biopic 10 Days In A Madhouse

David Mitchum Brown says attending Cannes Film Festival was a dream come true, and is grateful for being a part of this film and working with director Timothy Hines.
Critics at Festival de Cannes screening rave Brown’s performance as Dr. Canton is deep and chilling.

The upcoming biopic 10 Days In A Madhouse follows the true story of trailblazer journalist Nellie Bly as she embarks on her first undercover assignment for editor Joseph Pulitzer, who instructs her to investigate a notorious women’s insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. In order to report from within, Bly must make everyone believe she is insane and get herself committed without any outside help. The film was previously set to release in September, but due to an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from Hollywood insiders, producers have pushed back the date in order to position for the Academy Awards. 10 Days In A Madhouse will now open on November 20th in US theaters.

Veteran actor Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Mortal Kombat) portrays the head doctor in charge, Dr. Dent, and it is David Mitchum Brown’s character, Dr. Canton, who deals with more daily interaction with the patients and nurses of the mental institution. “Dr. Canton is not a nice man, to be honest. He takes advantage of his proximity to patients and is free to flirt with the nurses. He really does just want to help these women, but he kind of loses sight of what’s right and wrong. There were definitely some challenging moments during filming.”

Brown goes on to talk about what an honor it was to work so closely with Christopher Lambert, an actor he has looked up to for many years. “Christopher is so kind and talented. Obviously he has a tremendous reputation and it is very well-deserved. His passion was really inspiring and his collaborative nature made him so easy to work with. Very much the same can be said about Caroline Barry, who portrays Nellie Bly. I was in awe of her. It was clear from day one that she is a star and will go far in this industry.”

David Mitchum Brown first started acting at the young age of eleven. He enjoyed a successful musical theater career before taking a break to focus on schooling and starting a family. Ever since returning to the scene in 2010, Brown has appeared in numerous stage productions including All My Sons, The 1940s Radio Hour and The Sound of Music. Brown is currently in rehearsals for La Cage Aux Folles with the San Diego Musical Theatre, opening from September 25th to October 11th. You can also purchase tickets to see him in La Cage Aux Folles at the San Diego Musical Theatre.

Brown says attending Cannes Film Festival was a dream come true, and is grateful for being a part of this film and working with director Timothy Hines. “Working with Timothy was an absolute joy. He has a real vision of where he wants to go but at the same time, he gives you the freedom to find your own way,” Brown says. “I’m more excited than ever for the film’s premiere this November. Another life-life dream is being fulfilled with the release of this picture. I cannot wait for the world to see this film.” 

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