Tribeca 2015: A24 Picks up THE ADDERALL DIARIES With James Franco

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In its second pickup for the day, A24 has acquired the U.S. rights for Pamela Romanowsky‘s The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film features Franco as a struggling writer with a drug problem who becomes fascinated with a high profile murder trial and decides to write a book about it. The film also stars Christian Slater, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Wilmer Valderrama.

The Adderall Diaries doesn’t have a release date as of yet.

Here’s the synopsis from Tribeca:

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the story of an author (James Franco) paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating drug dependency who is sucked down the rabbit hole of a high-profile murder case. As Elliott becomes increasingly obsessed with the trial his own nightmarish childhood memories resurface, particularly of his cruel and distant father (Ed Harris). But when his estranged father returns with his own story to tell, fact and fiction become blurred in an amphetamine-induced haze.

Featuring supporting performances by Amber Heard, Cynthia Nixon, and Christian Slater, Pamela Romanowsky’s first feature is an unflinchingly honest drama about fathers and sons, what it means to tell the truth, and the way we choose to write our own story.

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