My Stroke Of Insight

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My Stroke of Insight: Ron Howard to direct

  • Ron Howard will direct "My Stroke of Insight", a drama based on brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor's memoir about her journey back from a debilitating stroke.

  • Semi Chellas is writing the screenplay.

  • Howard is also producing with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer.

  • In late 1996, the 37-year old Taylor suffered a massive stroke caused by a blood vessel that exploded in the left side of her brain. A Harvard-trained neuro-anatomist, Taylor's brain function deteriorated in a matter or hours to where she couldn't walk, read or write, or even recall past memories. It took 8 years for her to mend.