Amber Heard Joins Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary

February 5, 2009

Amber Heard

Hollywood hottie Amber Heard is in negotiations to play the coveted female lead opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary, the adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel being directed by Bruce Robinson. It also looks like that news that we ran a few weeks ago about Depp taking on The Rum Diary as his next feature film was pretty accurate. Production begins on March 30th in Puerto Rico with Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Graham King's GK Films producing. Depp will play Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.

Amber Heard will play the "unattainable" romantic interest Chenault, whom is the girlfriend of "a slick PR consultant named Sanderson" that becomes entangled in a corrupt hotel development scheme with Kemp. The role of Sanderon hasn't been cast yet, or at least, they haven't publicly revealed a name. Heard's role apparently has quite a bit of nudity, but if you haven't heard, she's pretty much nude all throughout The Informers, so this wasn't a big issue for her. I didn't see The Informers, so I can't speak for her acting abilities, but obviously with the roles she's getting, it's starting to seem like she's the next big thing.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


How yum!!!??? Serious hottie!

Big John on Feb 5, 2009


She's like 20 years younger than Johny. A bit weird imo.

Darunia on Feb 5, 2009


Johnny will be playing Paul Kemp who is in his early 30's. So, if he can pull off being 'young' it shouldn't seem weird.

missy on Feb 5, 2009


Well if anyone could look younger than his age then it's Johnny

Panadora on Feb 5, 2009


This woman sort of reminds me a bit of Megan Fox, no?

Sam Sung on Feb 5, 2009


more jessica alba than fox, but i see it..

sorr on Feb 5, 2009


She reminds of a younger Scarlett Johansson more than anyone.

Farris on Feb 5, 2009


This is awful casting. The Rum Diary is one of my favorite books and Chenault was this buxom blond, definitely not Amber Heard. She is smokin', though.

Quincy on Feb 5, 2009


#8, this is the first photo I've seen her without blond hair, check out imdb. So don't give up faith from a banner photo.

Rick on Feb 5, 2009


Wow she is hot, especially with the brunette look!

Dave on Feb 5, 2009


I'd put in her butt.

Justin on Feb 5, 2009


This is the first time I've ever seen her without blond her!

Conrad on Feb 5, 2009


Is there any reason you're not providing a link to the trades on this? Been noticing this a lot lately from you guys.

Fred on Feb 5, 2009



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Brian on Feb 6, 2009


haha they are shooting this movie at puerto rico and i live there!. yay me! hahahah i went to that casting.! 😛 it is soo cool.!

andrea on Mar 11, 2009

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