First Look: Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp in The Rum Diary
By now, everyone knows about The Rum Diary, the next film that Johnny Depp is currently shooting in Puerto Rico. PopSugar debuted the photo, which they say comes from the set in Miami, not Puerto Rico (that one above is not Depp, but Thompson). This is pretty much your standard shot of Depp, except that he kind of looks like Tom Cruise this time, sitting in a vintage convertible. The Rum Diary sounds like a great project, another adaptation of a Hunter S. Thompson story, this time about freelance journalist who starts writing for a newspaper in the Caribbean. While this photo isn't much, it's at least pretty cool to see.
Based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name, The Rum Diary follows Depp as Paul Kemp, a divorced alcoholic and struggling novelist who decides to kick around in San Juan until his ship comes in, working as a journalist for a newspaper that's on its last legs, drinking gallons of rum and experimenting with LSD. With his new friend Bob Sala by his side, Kemp becomes entangled in a corrupt hotel development scheme with a slick PR consultant named Sanderson. Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Rispoli also star in this. Stay tuned for more updates on The Rum Diary.