EXCLUSIVE: A24 is closing a low seven-figure deal for U.S. rights to The Adderall Diaries, the Pamela Romanowsky-directed film that premiered at Tribeca and stars James Franco as a troubled and drug-addicted writer who becomes fascinated by a big murder trial and decides to create a book focusing on the explosive case of a man suspected of killing his ex-wife.
The deal is being brokered by WME Global and CAA. A24 earlier today wrapped up another A24 deal on the William Monahan-directed Mojave. Both deals are with A24’s arrangement with DirectTV, which gets first crack at the films before they reach theaters.
In The Adderall Diaries, Christian Slater plays the defendant. Romanowsky wrote the script based on Stephen Elliott’s memoir. Rabbit Bandini’s Vince Jolivette produced it with Franco, and Window Seat’s Joseph McKelheer and James Reach. The film was shot in New York and also stars Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Wilmer Valderrama. Kathy Morgan is selling foreign.