James Franco makes sure he stays that way
First he has optioned the film rights to Stephen Elliott's gritty memoir "The Adderall Diaries" reports Variety.
The story follows Elliott who becomes consumed by the 2007 murder trial of computer programmer Hans Reiser. Sean Sturgeon, Hans’s former best friend and an acquaintance of Elliott in San Francisco’s BDSM scene, confesses to eight unrelated murders during the case.
Elliott's troubled childhood and tormented young adulthood, his substance abuse problems and addiction to masochistic sex are explored as well.
Franco will produce, adapt and direct the property, and could potentially star in the film.
Next he lands a role opposite Michael Shannon and Benicio Del Toro in The Iceman, says Production Weekly.
Based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski a man who for more than 40 years led a double life as both a professional assassin and a loving husband and father in suburban New Jersey.
Mickey Rourke was linked to the project earlier this month.
David McKenna ("Blow," "American History X") adapted the script from Philip Carlo's book
Ariel Vromen will direct the pic
Matty Beckerman will produce.