Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard in more photos from The Rum Diary
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
One movie I’m curious about this fall season is the Hunter S. Thompson adaptation THE RUM DIARY. The film is about a freelance journalist that goes to the Caribbean and becomes enamored with the wife of one of his friends, all the while he’s battling his obnoxious editor. The last time Depp played a Thompson-based character, it was in FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like this is going to be a much more tamed interpretation of Thompson. Although I think the film looks interesting, I am a little concerned that a film of this caliber, with this cast, wouldn’t make the festival circuits and has very little buzz surrounding it. I’m not sure what that will mean for the final film, but it’s not a good sign come awards season.
The film stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Giovanni Ribisi. Bruce Robinson is directing the film that hits theaters on October 28th.