The first official photos from the upcoming film The Rum Diary
have made their way out via Film Totaal
. The stills give a look at Johnny Depp
as protagonist Paul Kemp. This is Deep’s second film based on a Hunter S. Thompson book.
Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
details the life and events of Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction. Thompson delivers a potent story that pushes the sometimes-brutal truth of human relations into your face in such a way that it would be absurd to not laugh.
The film, directed by Bruce Robinson
(Jennifer Eight), also stars Amber Heard
(Zombieland), Aaron Eckhart
(The Dark Knight), Richard Jenkins
(Burn After Reading), Giovanni Ribisi
(Avatar) and Michael Rispoli
The Rum Diary
doesn’t have a U.S. theatrical release date yet.
The Rum Diary Photo, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp )