Nothing in Moderation for Johnny Depp in New ‘The Rum Diary’ Poster

Hunter S. Thompson once said that Johnny Depp was the only man who he’d want to play him onscreen—as a result, we got Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which the vast majority of us embrace as a godsend. The two men became close friends while working on the movie together. After Thompson’s suicide, Alex Gibney created the spectacular documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, which Depp narrated.

And now, JD is assuming a Thompsonian role for the third time, complete with the same suspicious baritone voiceover that accompanied both films prior: The Rum Diary, written and directed by Bruce Robinson as an adaptation of Thompson’s early novel.

Depp’s will play the chaotic Paul Kemp on a Puerto Rican exploit alongside Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins

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Source: Imp Awards via Comingsoon

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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