Johnny Depp must be a kindred spirit to Hunter S. Thompson (as well as Tim Burton), as he is starring in his third Thompson written and/or inspired movie. The Rum Diary, for which the first trailer was released, has him playing a slightly off center journalist who moves to Puerto Rico to start afresh. While doing fluff pieces for a local paper, he gets entangled with a shady businessman from the States and his incredibly beautiful fiancée. Depp is at his best playing irreverent characters in less than ideal situations, so that alone may be worth the price of admission. Check out the embedded trailer and come to your own conclusion.
The Rum Diary stars Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Giovani Ribisi.
The Rum Diary exposes US theaters on October 28, 2011 and UK theaters on November 11, 2011.