Deadline are reporting that James Franco – star of the forthcoming Danny Boyle film 127 Hours – has acquired the film rights to Stephen Elliot’s novel The Adderall Diaries.

Not much else is known about the film at this point, but after years of acting, directing and producing short films Franco has undoubtedly hit his stride with 127 Hours. A feat which will undoubtedly be capitalised on with The Adderall Diaires.

I’ve included a synopsis of the novel below:

As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott’s cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant’s friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser’s wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a gonzo record of the proceedings. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas.

We’ll bring you more details when we have them.