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


Source: Imp Awards via Comingsoon