Opening Friday in limited release and VOD is the feature debut from writer-director Pamela Romanowsky, The Adderall Diaries. Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, the film stars James Franco as a has-been author whose fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to his own troubled past. When Stephen uses his new-found obsession with the case to avoid his personal troubles, he finds it unexpectedly brings him romance with the trial reporter Lana Edmond (Amber Heard) while forcing him to confront old issues with his abusive father (Ed Harris). The film also stars Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack and Wilmer Valderrama.
At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Amber Heard, James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky. They talked about how the theme of memory impacts the story and characters, the way they like to work on set, what they collect, their go-to karaoke songs, and more. In addition, Franco teases The Disaster Artist and when fans might see the first footage. Check out what they had to say above.
Amber Heard, James Franco and Director Pamela Romanowsky:
- 1:00 — What’s their go-to karaoke songs?
- 1:36 — What do they collect, if anything?
- 2:32 — How they gelled together on set.
- 3:10 — Director Pamela Romanowsky on how the cast prepares for filming.
- 4:37 — How Amber Heard likes to work before filming, and how James Franco reads on set.
- 5:40 — On how the theme of memory impacts the story and characters.
- 7:43 — James Franco teases The Disaster Artist and when fans might see the first footage.