EXCLUSIVE: The film adaptation of “The Adderal Diaries” is coming together. A gaggle of big names have signed up, according to my sources, for the very low budget movie: Ed Harris (Oscar nominated for “Pollock”), Cynthia Nixon, Amber Heard and Christian Slater, as well as the ubiquitous James Franco. Pamela Romanowsky is directing for Franco’s production company, from a script she wrote with Franco from Stephen Elliot’s memoir.
The story is about a computer programmer who kills his Russian wife, whom he met through an online dating service. The main character is the reporter (Elliott) who covers the murder trial (presumably Franco). The movie is set to rev up production on May 6th in New York while Franco is on Broadway starring in “Of Mice and Men.” That schedule should keep him pretty busy, although, as we know, that’s nothing new.
Romanowsky previously directed “TAR,” the low budget film Franco produced about poet CK Williams. This seems more like a Sidney Lumet movie, but, alas, we have no Lumet. We’ll see if Romanowsky is up to the task.
PS Enjoying the resurgence of Christian Slater. Keep it coming!