'The Adderall Diaries' Official Trailer Is Here, Franco & Harris Are Riveting

By Matt O'Bryant

It was just a few years that James Franco optioned the right to Stephen Elliott's memoir The Adderall Diaries. While many assumed it would be another one of the many little projects that Franco seems to direct and star in every year, which never see the light of day. It appears The Adderall Diaries is a bit bigger in scope than that so, it appears that Franco will just be starring in the film with Pamela Romanowsky writing and directing. The drama/thriller will be Romanowsky's feature directorial debut, and besides Franco in the lead role, the cast also includes Ed Harris, Christian Slater, Amber Heard, and Cynthia Nixon. The trailer looks great and it appears we are going to get a few great performances from Harris, Franco, and dare I say Christian Slater! Its been a long time Mr. Slater. Check out the official trailer below and sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

Here's the official synopsis:

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction–ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.

The Adderall Diaries is set to hit theaters late this year and will be released by A24.