Two New Clips and New Batch of Images from The Rum Diary

Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary (2011) Movie Image

The Johnny Depp-fronted alcohol-fueled “The Rum Diary” goes bottoms up October 28, 2011. Until then, check out two clips and a new batch of images from the movie.

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Drinking it up with Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Marshall Bell, and directed by Bruce Robinson.

Get the rest of the new images and more videos in our “The Rum Diary” preview page.

Johnny Depp, Michael Rispoli and Giovanni RIbisi in The Rum Diary (2011) Movie Image

Amber Heard in The Rum Diary (2011) Movie Image

Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart in The Rum Diary (2011) Movie Image



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  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    I’m very anxious to see Depp embody the good doctor again! Thompson influenced the past few generations with his invention of Gonzo Journalism. His work and antics will live on to influence even more generations to come. I paid tribute to Hunter S Thompson and his work with my portrait and article on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-memoriam-hunter-s-thompson.html

    • TheBiggerRagoo

      The problem I see is glorification of booze. It’s not good people

      Bobby Brown Serves Nine Hours in Jail for Third DUI
      http://zautos.com/bobby-brown-serves-nine-hours-in-jail-for-third-dui/
      He was released Wednesday after serving nine hours of his 55-day jail sentence for driving under the influence.

      Some start and then they can’t stop. As Sly said it’s in the blood