The Rum Diary Movie Starring Johnny Depp

The Rum Diary Movie

I was very excited to learn today (I’m a bit behind the times is seems) that Johnny Depp is to star in the film adaption of Hunter S Thompson’s book – The Rum Diary.

The book, which was written in Puerto Rico in the 1959, was originally canned by Thompson after a series of publisher knock backs, but was brought back to life in 1998 and became a national best seller. Depp apparently filmed the movie in 2009 which is set to be released in 2011 – should be a good one to watch!

There are few video collaborations of set photos on YouTube, buy no official trailer as yet.

From the books blurb:

‘The Rum Diary was begun in 1959 by then twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson. It was his first novel, and he told his friend, the author William Kennedy, that The Rum Diary would “in a twisted way . . . do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises did for Paris.” ‘

If you want can’t wait for the The Rum Diary movie to come out next year, you should read the book, check out Amazon.com for new and used copies. Enjoy!

Luke

UPDATE: The trailer is out!!

Or buy the book on Amazon!

 

2 Comments

  1. I actually watched a bit of a documentary on H S Thompson the other night, and Depp was voicing Thompson’s words. Depp must be fascinated in his life because he has done a number of things about him now. One can’t quite forget the craziness of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

  2. Hi Rhys, there are also quite a few youtube videos of Johnny Depp reading out letters from and to Hunter S Thompson, may be a similar thing. He’s a great actor, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was difinately one to remember – you can almost draw some parallels from this charater to Captain Jack Sparrow! ;)

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