The Adderall Diaries

Release date:April 15, 2016


Director:Pamela Romanowsky

MPAA Rating:R (for language throughout, drug use, sexuality, and some aberrant and disturbing content)


Starring:Amber Heard Depp, James Franco, Christian Slater

Genre:Drama, Crime

Plot Summary:

James Franco has plans to develop an adaptation of "The Adderall Diaries," the 2009 'true crime memoir' of Stephen Elliott.

The non-linear text begins as a real-life investigation into the 2007 murder trial of Hans Reiser, accused of killing his wife, and the ensuing confession of his friend Sean Sturgeon (who, though he admits to several other murders, does not take responsibility for that specific murder). Throughout the course of the book, the experimental story turns into a twisted autobiography of Elliott's own life, framed against the literary investigation.

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