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James Franco Buys The Rights to Stephen Elliott's 'Adderall Diaries'

We predicted big things for local author Stephen Elliott when we picked him as one of last year's Hot 20 Under 40. And looky here, James Franco just bought the rights to his book, The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism and Murder, which he plans to adapt, direct and star in. If you haven't read the memoir, now's a good time to pick it up, so you can see how well Franco does "confessions, self-medication and tortorus sex" if the movie comes out.

Below, check out our Hot 20 video interview with the author in Duboce Park. In it, he talks resignedly about the life of a poor writer in San Francisco, something he may no longer have to accept after this movie deal.



Elliott also happens to be our November issue "Urban Ledger" columnist. You can read his essay when the issue hits newsstands October 23rd.

Photography by Anön