GK Films has released a new photo from their long-awaited Hunter S. Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary, depicting Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp and Amber Heard as Chenault.
Directed by Bruce Robinson (How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Withnail and I), the film allows Depp to again play a literary alter ego of Dr. Thompson, as he did in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Though it was Thompson’s first novel, The Rum Diary wasn’t published until the Terry Gilliam film was released. It tells of the young reporter, Kemp, who travels to San Juan, Puerto Rico to work at a newspaper in the 1950’s.
The film version also stars Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and Marshall Bell and is planned for a limited release on October 28th.