New Photos and Two Preview Clips for The Rum Diary Starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard
10.13.11 by Ryan
When Johnny Depp isn't playing Captain Jack Sparrow or working with director Tim Burton, the actor sometimes appears in something associated with late author and friend Hunter S. Thompson. So far, he's acted in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, narrated the posthumous documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and now he's starring in and producing The Rum Diary, based on Thompson's 1961 novel that wasn't published until 1998.
The movie stars Depp as American journalist Paul Kemp, who travels to Puerto Rico to write for the San Juan Star in the 1960s and soon becomes obsessed with the fiancée (Amber Heard) of a wealthy businessman (Aaron Eckhart) who is interested in turning the island into a capitalist paradise.
New photos from the movie have just been released, and, while they don't reveal much besides some picturesque beaches and scenery, two new preview clips show Depp meeting both Eckhart and Heard for the first time.
Written and directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I), The Rum Diary co-stars Richard Jenkins and Michael Rispoli.