AT&T Delivers 'The Adderall Diaries', Based on the Bestselling Memoir by Stephen Elliott and Starring James Franco and Amber Heard
New Film Available Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®
AT&T* is offering DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “The Adderall Diaries” written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky. The film stars Academy Award® nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”), Amber Heard (“The Danish Girl”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“The Hours”), Golden Globe® winner Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”) and Emmy Award® winner Cynthia Nixon (“Hannibal”). “The Adderall Diaries” will be available today, on DIRECTV CINEMA, 1 month before it debuts in theaters. It premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen suddenly relives the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing.
Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case—which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing—and reunites with his estranged father. He must separate truth from lies and fact from fiction. This ultimately leads him to reconciling with his past and confronting his future.
“‘The Adderall Diaries’ is a thought-provoking and complex drama with engaging and compelling performances by the cast,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, Revenue & Content Marketing, AT&T. “We look forward to delivering Pamela Romanowsky’s big screen adaptation and feature debut to our customers 1 month before it hits theaters.”
“The Adderall Diaries” will be available for 72-hour rental. You can view it in 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $12.99 and in standard-definition (SD) for $11.99. DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select, new releases before they’re in theaters. Plus get access to 1000s of shows and movies with DIRECTV On Demand.
For more information, please visit directv.com/cinema.
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