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Sundance ’17 and on to Rotterdam ‘17: Interview with Kirsten Tan, Writer and Director of ‘Pop Aye’

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Sundance ’17 and on to Rotterdam ‘17: Interview with Kirsten Tan, Writer and Director of ‘Pop Aye’
This first feature of Kirsten Tan premiered in Sundance ‘17 World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Its provenance is Singapore but it takes place in Thailand. It continued onward to the Hivos Tiger Competition at Iffr (R’dam).

The thrill of interviewing here in Sundance is that you see a film; you have an impression and while it is still fresh you meet the filmmakers without having much time for any research or reflection. And then you get to see them again as “old friends” when you meet again in Rotterdam.

As Kirsten, her producer Weijie Lai and I sat down at the Sundance Co-op on Main Street here in Park City, I really had little idea of where the interview would take us, somewhat analogously to her film in which an architect, disenchanted with life in general, being put aside as “old” in his own highly successful architectural firm and in a stale relationship with his wife,
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Stephen Elliott’s ‘After Adderall’ To Close 2017 Slamdance Film Festival

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Stephen Elliott’s ‘After Adderall’ To Close 2017 Slamdance Film Festival
Stephen Elliott’s After Adderall, a non-documentary account of what happens when James Franco enters your life, will close this year’s Slamdance festival in Park City, Utah, on January 26. Elliott’s The Adderall Diaries, an offbeat blend of addiction memoir and true crime story, was a critical darling and bestseller in 2009. The 2015 James Franco-starring movie version, which debuted at that year’s Tribeca Film Festival, not so much. In After Adderall, Elliott directs a…
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Raindance: ‘After Adderall’ Director Stephen Elliott on His Rapport With James Franco

Raindance: ‘After Adderall’ Director Stephen Elliott on His Rapport With James Franco
Every writer dreams of selling the movie rights to their work, all the more so when a famous actor is putting up the money. But when Stephen Elliott optioned his memoir “The Adderall Diaries” to the super-prolific indie star James Franco, the dream became more of a journey down the rabbit hole. The experience is reflected in Elliott’s dream-like no-budget docu-drama “After Adderall”, in which the writer plays himself and slowly comes to the realisation that he hasn’t just sold his story, he has also given away the rights to his life. Some scenes are exaggerated, some are invented, some are verbatim, but Elliott insists that it’s an extremely accurate depiction of the experience as he lived it. “In a weird way,” he says, “fiction can get at the truth better than non-fiction.”

Shot in eight days for just $10,000, “After Adderall” has the look of a much more expensive movie,
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Author/Director Stephen Elliott Talks ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Adaptation, ‘After Adderall,’ James Franco & More

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In 2015, Stephen Elliott sat in a dark theater during the Tribeca Film Festival and watched what was supposed to be the movie of his life. The film was “The Adderall Diaries,” based on Elliott’s 2009 memoir “The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Mood, Masochism, and Murder.” It’s a raw journalistic exploration of memory versus truth and how a young man deals with his troubled childhood, his time in group homes as a ward of the state and his damaged relationship with his abusive father.

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Raindance Opening Weekend: Elliot Grove’s Highlights – Shorts Programme, ‘After Adderall’ and ‘A Plastic Ocean’

Raindance Opening Weekend: Elliot Grove’s Highlights – Shorts Programme, ‘After Adderall’ and ‘A Plastic Ocean’
Raindance founder Elliot Grove likes to recall that in the early days of the festival there was no waste. “We showed absolutely everything,” he recalls, “and now we show practically nothing of what is submitted!” Which is why he is particularly proud of the shorts programme: split into seven parts and culled from over 4,000 submissions, it features the UK Premiere of Szymon Kapeniak’s “Moloch” (Poland/Ukraine) plus the European Premiere of Thomas Leisten Schneider’s “Point and Shoot” (USA/UK), starring Donald Sutherland. The International Shorts Programmes 1, 2 and 3 screen back to back from 1pm on Saturday September 23, followed by Documentary shorts at 8.30pm. The following day, again starting at 1pm, sees the Animation, UK, European and Music Video shorts screening, all at Vue Piccadilly 4 in Leicester Square.

Also recommended by Grove is a film that blurs the boundaries between narrative and documentary: Stephen Elliott’s B&W feature “After
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Raindance: Elliot Grove picks festival top five

Raindance: Elliot Grove picks festival top five
Exclusive: Raindance chief picks five films to look out for at the forthcoming festival.Scroll down for picks

Raindance founder Elliot Grove has selected his five must-see films of this year’s edition (Sept 21 - Oct 2), which was unveiled yesterday.

Grove told Screen about this year’s selection: “This year, we received a record-breaking number of submissions from 98 countries. This has given our programmers the heart-breaking job of deciding which of the many films submitted should be shown. This has become a huge responsibility. Programmers know that a Raindance screening is a launch pad to Europe and America.

“The Raindance mission is to discover new talent from wherever it comes – and it does arrive from the most unexpected quarters. We also look for deeply passionate and personal stories told in an entertaining manner. We favour extreme topics told in extreme ways – the types of films that don’t get made inside the industry system. And of course
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Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury

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Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury
This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.Scroll down for line-up

The 24th Raindance Film Festival has revealed its line-up, with 90 feature films set to be screened in London September 21 – October 2.

This year’s jury will be comprised of Stephen Fry (V For Vendetta), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Jack Davenport (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and American artist David Datuna.

They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the international premiere of Stephen Elliott’s After Adderall, a semi-autobiographical story about the production of the film adaptation of Elliott’s memoirs. Receiving its European premiere will be Japanese director Yoshiyuki Kishi’s A Double Life, about a young woman who is assigned to follow a stranger.

Among the seven UK premieres playing in competition are Indian drama [link=tt
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The Adderall Diaries Movie Review

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The Adderall Diaries Movie Review
Title: The Adderall Diaries Lionsgate Director: Pamela Romanowsky Writer: Stephen Elliott, Pamela Romanowsky Cast: Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Jim Parrack, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon Running Time: 87 min Rated: R (Language, Drug Use, Sexuality) Special Features: Deleted Scenes; A Director’s Perspective Featurette; Audio Commentary with Director Pamela Romanowsky Available On Blu-ray: July 12 Stephen Elliot (James Franco; 127 Hours) is a bestselling writer with an over abundance of offers from publishers. While working on his next book, famous tech nerd Hans Reiser (Christian Slater, Mr. Robot) stands trial accused of murdering his wife and Stephen smells a great story. He meets another writer, Lana (Amber Heard, [ Read More ]

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Five Questions for Stephen Elliott about The Rumpus Lo-Fi Film Festival

The debut edition of The Rumpus Lo-Fi Film Festival unspools this coming Saturday, July 30, at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles. Encompassing four features and two panels, the one-day event is, according to author, filmmaker and The Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott, an extension of the literary site’s personality and ethos into the film festival world as well as a kind of a Diy battle cry. Frustrated by the festival rejection notices he was receiving for his third feature, After Adderall, Elliot surveyed other filmmakers about their festival submission experiences. He published the results in a much-debated blog post […]
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Adderall Diaries Blu-ray – Stars James Franco

“Franco and Harris are blistering as a father and son confronting their past.” — says Dan Callahan of The Wrap on the new thriller The Adderall Diaries.

The Adderall Diaries is A Twisted Journey Through Sex, Drugs, and Lies that Unfolds on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 5 from Lionsgate

Follow a troubled author’s journey to uncover the truth of his past in the sexy, gritty film The Adderall Diaries, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 5 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by A24, the film stars Academy Award® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13, 1995), Amber Heard (The Danish Girl), with Cynthia Nixon (HBO’s “Sex and the City”), and Golden Globe® winner Christian Slater (TV’s “Mr. Robot”). Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Adderall Diaries is written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky (The Color of Time) and executive produced by Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods). Oscar® nominee James Franco is riveting as a famous but troubled author whose fascination with a high-profile murder case brings his own dark past into focus. Based on the best-selling book by Stephen Elliott,The Adderall Diaries follows one man’s desperate journey through sex, drugs, and lies as he tries to separate fact from fiction and ignite a life-changing romance. Ed Harris and Amber Heard costar in this gritty story about the shocking discoveries that lie beneath the truth.

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The home entertainment release of The Adderall Diaries includes audio commentary with the director, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and deleted scenes. The Adderall Diaries will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Blu-ray/DVD Special Features*

Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Pamela RomanowskyThe Adderall Diaries: A Director’s Perspective” Featurette

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Filmmaker Stephen Elliott Investigates a “Rigged” Film Festival Submission Process and Launches the Lo-Fi Los Angeles Fest

Stephen Elliott is an author, filmmaker, and founding editor of the respected literary web site, The Rumpus. He co-wrote and directed the James Franco-starring About Cherry, which premiered at The Berlin International Film Festival in 2012 before screening at other festivals. And the film The Adderall Diaries, based on his memoir of the same name, premiered at Tribeca in 2015. With these credentials, he (rightly?) assumed that his own second feature, Happy Baby, based on his novel of the same name, had a reasonable chance of getting accepted into one of the more than 15 film festivals he submitted to. But, it […]
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Exclusive Interview with James Franco and Director Pamela Romanowsky for ‘The Adderall Diaries’

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It’s one trippy life.

Based on the best-selling Stephen Elliott’s memoir called The Adderall Diaries, James Franco stars as a successful writer suffering from writer’s block due to his substance abuse, father issues and relationship problems. To overcome his writing issues, he investigates the 2007 trial of Hans Reiser, who murdered his wife and involves himself in a new romantic relationship.

The film also stars Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama, Ed Harris and Cynthia Nixon.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Franco and director Pamela Romanowsky about the project.

The Adderall Diaries is out in select theaters today.

Watch the interview below.

Source: Latino-Review.co
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The Adderall Diaries Review

To combat the long festering consequences of childhood trauma, James Franco’s character in The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott turns to any number of distractions. He dilutes his pain with drug abuse, copious sexual encounters and even wayfaring creative pursuits. We meet Elliott, a nonfiction author suffering from writer’s block, just as he begins to deviate from focus on his proposed memoir to a strange family’s high-profile courtroom battle. Whereas this defense mechanism functions as tantamount to lifeblood for Franco’s character, it’s damn near toxic to The Adderall Diaries itself. (It eventually ends up proving toxic to Elliott, too, as anyone who’s taken a psych class would presume—the process is a lot quicker when it comes to the film).

We’re assured from the get-go that the meat of Elliott’s story, no matter what tangent it may occupy at any given time, lies
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Gasparilla International Film Festival Unveils 10th Year Anniversary Lineup

Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (Giff) has announced the official program for its 10th year anniversary in Tampa, Florida. The 10th annual festival will be held March 30-April 3 at the Tampa Theater and Ybor City’s Carmike Cinemas. With 115 films, the festival will host international and regional premieres of narrative features, documentaries and short films around the world, special tributes, master classes, panel discussions and much more.

This year’s special tribute will celebrate the many accomplishments of Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony winner Rita Moreno. Giff will honor Moreno with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, her film, "Remember Me" will screen at the festival.

A jury of industry professionals and acclaimed filmmakers will be presenting awards to competition films in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary, Spotlight and Shorts.

Highlights include:

Opening Night Film (Narrative)

"Eye in the Sky" (UK): Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars alongside Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Iain Glen in this timely thriller about a terrorist-targeting drone mission that becomes a flashpoint when a civilian girl enters the kill zone. Directed by Gavin Hood.

Closing Night Film (Narrative)

"Everybody Wants Some" (USA): A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Starring Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Blake Jenner. Directed by Richard Linklater

Narrative Features:

"Precious Cargo" (World Premiere) : After a botched heist, Eddie, a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack. Starring Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Claire Forlani. Directed by Max Adams. "Embrace Of The Serpent" (Colombia. Florida Premiere): Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. Starring: Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar. Directed by Ciro Guerra "Ma Ma" (Spain. Florida Premiere): A woman recently diagnosed with cancer forms an unexpected bond with a soccer scout (Luis Tosar) whose wife has been gravely injured in a car accident. Starring: Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz. Directed by Julio Medem "Love and Friendship" (France/Netherlands. Florida Premiere): In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy. Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny. Directed by Whit Stillman. "The Daughter" (Australia. Florida Premiere): A young man returns to his dying hometown and discovers a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind, in this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. Starring: Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, with Odessa Young and Sam Neill. Directed by Simon Stone. "The Debt" (USA. Florida Premiere): A hedge-fund honcho puts through the deal of a lifetime: the redemption of a billion-dollar debt owed by the Peruvian government to its citizens. The quick buck soon turns into a nightmare. Starring: Stephen Dorff, Alberto Ammann, Carlos Bardem, and David Strathairn. Directed by Barney Elliott"The Adderall Diaries" (USA. Florida Premiere): Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the story of an author paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating drug dependency who is sucked down the rabbit hole of a high-profile murder case. Starring:James Franco, Ed Harris and Amber Heard. Written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky"One More Time" (USA. Florida Premiere): After one too many big city problems, Jude heads to the Hamptons home of her father, an over-the-hill crooner desperately charting his musical comeback. Starring: Amber Heard, Kelli Garner and Christopher Walken. Directed by Robert Edwards. "Little Men" (USA. Florida Premiere): Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler when he meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian and Tony's mother, Leonor, threatens to become contentious. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri and Alfred Molina. Directed by Ira Sachs "A Beautiful Now" (USA. Florida Premiere): As a beautiful dancer balances between reality and fantasy, she asks her friends to help her figure out the passions and relationships that have shaped her identity. Starring: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Collette Wolfe. Directed by: Daniela Amavia "Puerto Ricans in Paris" (USA. Florida Premiere): Two Puerto Rican NYPD detectives head to Paris to track down a stolen handbag. Starring: Luiz Guzman, Rosie Perez, Rosario Dawson. Directed by Ian Edelman "The Black Coat’s Daughter" (USA. Florida Premiere): Beautiful and haunted Joan makes a pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, James Remar, Lauren Holly. Directed by Osgood Perkins "The Truth About Lies" (USA. Florida Premiere): A desperate, unemployed man (Fran Kranz) who lives with his mother weaves an ever-growing web of lies to impress a beautiful woman. Starring: Fran Kranz, Odette Annable. Directed by Phil Allocco. Documentaries

"Hair I Go Again" (World Premiere): Facing a mid-life crossroads, two longtime friends risk everything as they set out to fulfill their dreams of achieving rock & roll stardom. Directed by: Steve McClure. "Hano! A Century in the Bleachers" (Florida Premiere): Meet Arnold Hano, 93, legendary sportswriter and social activist. Baseball fan, war veteran and storyteller emeritus: few have lived and chronicled the American experience as extensively. Directed by: Jon Leonoudakis. "Smart" (Florida Premiere): Groundbreaking feature-length documentary about a group of highly trained, adrenaline-fueled professionals who risk life and limb to rescue animals. They're Los Angeles' Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team! Directed by Justin Zimmerman "No Greater Love" (Florida Premiere): U.S. Army Chaplain Justin Roberts goes on missions with the legendary No Slack battalion in Afghanistan in 2010/2011 armed with only a camera. Directed by Justin Roberts.

Cuban Sidebar: Films focusing on Cuba

"Craving Cuba" (World Premiere): A Cuban-American woman seeks to understand her true identity. Directed by: Zuzy Martin Lynch "The Forbidden Shore" (World Premiere)- The amazing diversity of contemporary Cuban music is gorgeously explored in Ron Chapman’s third documentary feature. Chapman captures the full gamut of what’s happening now in Cuba, both the most exciting artists and the distinct musical scenes they move In. Directed by Ron Chapman. "Havana Motor Club" (Florida Premiere): Reforms have offered opportunity in Cuba but the children of the Revolution are unsure of the best route forward. For a half-dozen drag racers, this means last-minute changes to their beloved American muscle cars, as they prepare for the first sanctioned race in Cuba since 1960. Directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Florida Focus : World premiere of independent films made in Florida

"Waiting on Mary" : A struggling actor, traumatized by a brutal divorce, assumes the personality of a colonial character he played at a failed amusement park as a way of retreating from his pain. Directed by: Corey Horton "Bear With Us" : A modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his plan falls apart when a ravenous bear stumbles on their charming cabin in the woods. Directed by: William Stribling. "Dooder And the Lighthouse" : Dooder Parker is eighty-six and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life. Directed by: Clayton Long & Lisa Long In addition to feature length films, Giff will present over 70 short films. Short film blocks include:

“Lol”: Comedic short films · “Films on a Mission”: Short films focusing on a specific cause

· “Thrill Ride”: Thriller, action, and horror short films.

· “Love is In the Air”: Romantic short films

· “ Motion Tunes”: Short films related to music

· “Save the Drama”: Drama short films

· “Films 101”: College made short films

· “High School Film Showcase”: Giff’s high school filmmaking competition sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union

Additionally, Gasparilla will feature in-depth, informative Industry Panels, including, Meet The Press, Casting Directors, “The Performance” Actor’s panel, Special Effects, Do’s, Don’ts for a Film Festival Run and “The Pitch.” Additionally, Giff is proud to welcome Academy Award nominated animator Bill Plympton (1987’s Your Face).

For more information on all the films to be screened and industry events, please go to:

www.gasparillafilmfestival.com
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Trailer for The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco, Ed Harris and Amber Heard

Coinciding with its Us release, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming crime thriller The Adderall Diaries. Based on the true-crime memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliott, the film stars James Franco, Ed Harris and Amber Heard. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Stephen Elliott (James Franco) is enjoying a moment of fame and notoriety after publishing a celebrated memoir charting his difficult childhood at the mercy of a brutalising father (Ed Harris). Going from busy book signings to sold-out talk-sessions he is riding the crest of a wave that has hitherto been so uncharacteristic of his life’s journey so far.

But what goes up must come down and when his estranged father resurfaces in his life, claiming that Stephen fabricated much of the dark childhood that that fuelled his best-selling book, it comes down with a crash. Adrift in the precarious grey area of memory,
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Trailer For ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Starring James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and More

Coming off of a triple Oscar win with Ex Machina, Room, and Amy, as well as a successful wide release of The Witch, A24 is easily the biggest success story when it comes to new independent distributors. Next month they’ll release Pamela Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries, a drama which premiered at Tribeca last year and features James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, and Cynthia Nixon. Ahead of the release, we now have the first trailer for the drama.

We said in our review, “Style trumps substance in writer-director Pamela Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries, a pet project involving Franco that perhaps seems to write the wrongs of his previous bomb about the writing process, Third Person. Inspired by a memoir from the real Stephen Elliott, his process here is a tortured one as he blames his father for his addictions in this cinematic equivalent of a Staind song.
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Trailer Watch: Pamela Romanowsky’s The Adderall Diaries

Pamela Romanowsky’s adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s meta-memoir, The Adderall Diaries, gets a pulse-pounding trailer from A24. The film tells the story of a writer, Elliott, navigating writer’s block while reporting on a murder trial taking place within San Francisco’s Sm community. James Franco, who originally optioned Elliott’s book, plays the writer; Amber Heard is the journalist who gains his access to the case; and Ed Harris plays Elliott’s father, whose rageful relationship with his son provides the film’s emotional throughline. The film premieres on DirectTV on March 10 and in theaters April 15.
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Watch: James Franco Is on Edge in ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Trailer

Watch: James Franco Is on Edge in ‘The Adderall Diaries’ Trailer
James Franco doesn’t want to bury his past in the first trailer for “The Adderall Diaries.”

Franco stars alongside Amber Heard in the A24 film based on Stephen Elliott’s 2009 true-crime memoir. The thriller follows the account of a novelist (Franco) of the 2007 high-profile murder trial of Hans Reiser, which he chronicles in a book while simultaneously grappling with father issues, writer’s block, drug dependency and repressed childhood traumas. Heard stars as Lana Edmond, a reporter who captivates Elliott’s interests and offers him exclusive access to the murder case that he’s become consumed by.

“What happens to us makes us who we are,” Franco says in the trailer over a series of flashbacks to his broken childhood. The trailer also previews heated arguments between Franco and his father (played by Ed Harris) and scenes of Franco immersing himself in the happenings of Reiser’s murder trial.
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James Franco Falls for Amber Heard in New ‘Adderall Diaries’ Trailer (Video)

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James Franco Falls for Amber Heard in New ‘Adderall Diaries’ Trailer (Video)
A24 has released a new trailer for “The Adderall Diaries,” which stars James Franco and Amber Heard. The film will debut as a DirecTV Exclusive on March 10 before it receives a theatrical release on April 15. Pamela Romanowsky wrote and directed the indie drama based on the best-selling memoir by Stephen Elliott. Franco produced alongside Vince Jolivette, Joseph McKelheer and James Reach. Ed Harris, Christian Slater and Cynthia Nixon co-star in the film, which chronicles 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.
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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Adderall Diaries' Starring James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard & More

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Yes, it's James Franco Movie #9564 — B. The prolific actor/writer/director/producer/artist seems to have a new project dropping every other week, so all is forgiven if you forgot about his starring role in "The Adderall Diaries." The film made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and not much has been heard since, but now it's getting ready to head out in the world and a U.K. trailer has dropped. The Pamela Romanowsky directed adaptation of Stephen Elliott's memoir tracks the story of the author through his bruising childhood and beyond. We called the picture "a workable portrait of pain and addiction, one that’s bizarrely entertaining even in its most brutal moments" in our review from Tribeca, so it's one worth investigating. Here's the synopsis: Read More: Tribeca Review: 'The Adderall Diaries' Starring James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard & More Based
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