“Rum Diary” Set Picture Released

“Rum Diary” Set Picture Released

The first picture from Johnny Depp’s new movie, based on Hunter S. Thompson’s lone published novel, “The Rum Diary,” has been released.

The movie stars Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins.  Bruce Robinson is directing.  “The Rum Diary,” tells the story of journalist Paul Kemp, who resorts to alcohol and sex to pass the time while working in Puerto Rico.  Tough work, but someone’s got to do it.

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Eckhart and Jenkins Join “Rum Diary”

The new film of Hunter S. Thompson’s first book might be adding a few new faces to the cast.

Aaron Eckhart is in talks to join the project, while Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins has already signed on.  Jenkins joins previously signed actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, who played Raoul Duke, another one of Thompson’s alter-egos in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

Bruce Robinson, best known for writing and directing “Withnail and I,” has written the screenplay and is directing.  Shooting is scheduled to begin March 30th in Puerto Rico.

‘Rum Diary’ Looks to Be Depp’s Next Movie

‘Rum Diary’ Looks to Be Depp’s Next Movie

 s_thompson_c.jpgLooks like Johnny Depp’s next movie will be something he’s been wanted to do for some time.

The web-site ‘The Bad and the Ugly,’ says that Depp’s next movie will be ‘The Rum Diary,’ based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.  They’ve also posted pages for actresses trying out for the female lead.  The pages say shooting will start in March 2009.

This will be director Bruce Robinson’s first movie since 1992’s ‘Jennifer 8.’  (Robinson is best known for ‘Withnail & I.’

Johnny Depp’s been talking about doing this movie since 2005, and as a fan of Dr. Thompson’s work, I’m quite excited to see that things are finally getting rolling.  If we hear anything else about casting, of course we’ll pass the news along to you.  -Sam