The Rum Diary Trailer: Johnny Depp Channels Hunter S. Thompson Again


Johnny Depp, whose face has remained freakishly pristine, has been actively working on an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary since 2007, and a movie version of some kind has been in the works since 2000. But the wait is over! Depp stars as Paul Kemp, a journalist who goes to Puerto Rico in the fifties — presumably on an assignment, though one wonders whether that assignment is to be a boozy but enchanting cad. If so, assignment complete. He falls in with the about-to-be-everywhere Amber Heard and tries to take down Aaron Eckhart, who, based on this trailer, appears to be an evil turtle-bedazzler. [Movieline]