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Nothing in Moderation for Johnny Depp in New 'The Rum Diary' Poster

Sep 23, 2011 | 9:22am EDT

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

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