Currently in theaters (and in the box office top five), THE RUM DIARY is based on an early autobiographical novel by iconic “gonzo” author HUNTER S. THOMPSON. Telling the story of a young writer who leaves the concrete jungle of Manhattan to write for a newspaper in Puerto Rico, the book was set in the ’50s, written in the ’60s and not actually published until 1998. Adapted for the screen and directed by BRUCE ROBINSON, the cast includes JOHNNY DEPP (who also produced), AARON ECKHART, MICHAEL RISPOLI, AMBER HEARD, RICHARD JENKINS and GIOVANNI RIBISI.
A longtime admirer and personal friend of THOMPSON, DEPP recently talked to reporters about how he thought the legendary author would feel about the movie. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE RUM DIARY is in theaters now