Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Ed Harris, Cynthia Nixon Among Stars Signed for Franco “Adderall Diaries”


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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