Goldfinch CI – Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and woman of the hour – following her Emmy win – Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne, David Bamber and Olivia Poulet co-star.
The film which is written and directed by Robert Mullen held its world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in February.
Scottish R.D Laing rose to fame for his treatment of people diagnosed as “mad,” performing various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed. His revolutionary methods involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia. It caused outrage and controversy in the medical profession and radically changing attitudes and perceptions of mental health around the world.
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