First Look: Official Photos of Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary
Well, these may not be official official photos, but these are actual stills from the movie, not just some shots of Depp taken by paparazzi while on set down in Puerto Rico. These two photos from Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary were found on FilmTotaal.nl and are pretty cool to see. We've been hearing about this since the production started coming together a few years ago and we had heard a rumor that it might show in Cannes, but it never did, not even in the marketplace. So although it's great to see Depp in a role that doesn't involve heavy make-up, we have no clue when this is coming to theaters. Anyway, check out these two photos below!
Based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson (Jennifer 8), 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 PR consultant named Sanderson. Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Rispoli also star in this. Stay tuned for the latest updates on The Rum Diary.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
every once in a while, stars make movies as an excuse to go on a vacation and get paid for it. i.e. the big bounce, after the sunset, 50 first dates, fools gold, and now , the rum diary.......... I hate you hollywood!
indyjack86 on Jun 18, 2010
uh! whatever!! i like Johny Depp n he is the hero of our lifetime! He deserves the shoe of Paul Kemp!
suraz on Jun 18, 2010
great book, great reprise of raul duke type character I am betting cant fuckinggggg wait
KP on Jun 18, 2010
this is so exciting. i read the novel back in high school when i first heard about them making it into a movie. Hey, is Sean Penn still involved in the Curse of Lono?
John Stamos on Jun 18, 2010
This should be good. Great book, but it is nothing like Fear and Loathing. Except that he is a journalist. This is based in reality, with more drinking than anything. Paul Kemp is nothing like Raul Duke. Just warning people who haven't read the book.
theotherbluth on Jun 18, 2010
Someone has been giving booze to these goddamn actors. Won't be long now until they tear the director to shreds....
Raoul Duke on Jun 19, 2010
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