POPSUGAR Entertainment James Franco James Franco to Adapt, Direct, and Star in The Adderall Diaries James Franco to Direct and Star in The Adderall Diaries by Entertainment 9/29/10 7 Shares Like us on Facebook James Franco must have a thing for literary types: to follow up his portrayal of poet Allen Ginsberg in Howl, the actor has reportedly purchased the rights to Stephen Elliott's The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism and Murder. The drug-addled tale gets inside the mind of author Elliot as he chronicles a strange murder trial and copes with his own substance abuse, depression, and childhood scars. Franco will be adapting, directing, and starring in the lead role. Let it never be said that the guy isn't ambitious! Image Source: Getty Read More The Adderall DiariesMovie NewsJames FrancoMovies James Franco Celebrate 4/20 With All Your Favorite Pop Culture Stoners The Horrifying True Story Behind James Franco and Jonah Hill's New Movie Can't-Miss Celebrity Pics! Go Inside the Most Glamorous Pre-Golden Globes Parties! POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get the scoop with our daily newsletter Young Hollywood TV Movies A-Listers Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Dianna 4 years Soooooo disappointed with his choice of sexual topics in films! He once said around the time of his roles in ANNAPOLIS, FLYBOYS & TRISTAN + ISOLDE that he was looking for movies to do that showcased integrity & honor. I miss the James Franco who wanted that... gd101 4 years I'll admit that James is being ambitious, but I think he has a chance to pull it off. James wants to come out of his comfort zone and try new things. I, for one, applaud him for his courageous move! reba506 4 years As much as I love him, I don't think he understands the gravity of such an endeavor. Adapting the screenplay, directing, and acting in the lead role is too much and he could be comprising the quality of the film by taking on so much. Seriously, James, we know you're brilliant and talented so you can just stop with such things now.