Depp Drinking in ‘Rum’


It seems Johnny Depp won’t be asking “Why is all the rum gone?” in his next film as he will be drinking and carousing in Puerto Rico in the late 1950s as he will once again play the nutty journalist Hunter S. Thompson in The Rum Diary for writer/director Bruce Robinson.

Depp played Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and it seems he had a certain desire to work with Robinson on several occasions as producer Anthony Rhulen tells Variety, “Johnny had tried to hire Bruce four times and this was the first thing he accepted… Johnny is working hands on with Bruce to develop his character, and we’ll worry about the rest of the cast later. So many talented actors are fans of Hunter that that part should be relatively easy.”

The film will be financed by FilmEngine who hope to get production underway sometime shortly after Depp finishes the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean sequels.

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