‘The Rum Diary’ Trailer

Johnny Depp stars as an erratic journalist in this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel set in Puerto Rico.

FilmDistrict has released the first trailer for the upcoming adaptation The Rum Diary, which arrives in theaters nationwide on October 28. Click on the video player below to watch Johnny Depp portray Paul Kemp, a fictional version of author Hunter S. Thompson.

The Rum Diary was released October 28th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi, Amaury Nolasco, Marshall Bell. The film is directed by Bruce Robinson.

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  1. slysnide

    I dunno if anybody except me noticed this--probably not, I recognize weird things--but the avatar for this article when originally clicking on the link featured Depp giving a great mugshot of Jim Jones. Unsettling for the subject matter yes. Foreshadowing a future role? Probably not.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. the Narrator

    Looks better, albeit funnier, than I expected. Can't wait. As for his eccentricities, all of his out there roles embody different personas. The only real thing carried over is his natural charisma and upbeat attitude (even in Sweeney Todd, where it was subtle). However, when he does get into roles like this, he's not being so much eccentric as he is charismatic, rarely poignant, and free spirited, fitting the vibe of Thompson. Roles like this, Public Enemies and Blow easily make up for his more quirky roles.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. skywise

    Loved this book even more than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Cant wait to see the movie.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. SomethingMore

    Johnny is back with drama

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  5. 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 dregstudios(dot)com

    4 years agoby @Brandt-HardinFlag

  6. TamOClannie

    It feels like I've been waiting for this movie for an obscene amount of time. I can't bloody wait.

    4 years agoby @tamoclannieFlag

  7. thedude-abides

    This is exactly what I pictured it would be. Love the trailer. Classic Depp.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. MovieManiac

    Looks good.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  9. Rufio

    that was way funnier than i expected. however, i'm with @dan1... JD's "eccentricty" is wearing a bit thin. as long as the whole movie isn't halucinations i'm in.

    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    @Brizzy -- It really does - The humor, actors, and plot look absolutely phenomenal. And to answer your question: No.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  11. Cripple

    This looks fantastic. Can't wait to see this.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  12. Dan

    Eh... the randomness is kinda funny, but I feel burnt out on Depp weirdness.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. ridgl

    after so much weight, I am amazed that this did not disappoint me. In fact it looks great. And it seems to have more plot than Fear and Loathing C|8)

    4 years agoby @ridglFlag

  14. Brizzy

    Looks brilliant! Also, will this man ever get old?

    4 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  15. Jcberry526

    @bane5000 same here lookin forward to this... "We all be down on her" =P

    4 years agoby @jcberry526Flag

  16. TheStonedReviewer

    looks actually great!

    4 years agoby @stonedFlag

  17. Bane5000

    Still keeping the spirit of Hunter S Thompson alive in Depp, love how his voice is still the same in the narrative as it was in Fear and Loathing...the part that got me..." Try to look normal..." bounce, bounce, bounce...LOL

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  18. The Knight Has Risen

    Yes! It's coming out on my birthday! Must see this!

    4 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  19. Joker926

    I've been waiting for this movie to come out for YEARS!!!! Can't wait! :D

    4 years agoby @joker926Flag

  20. Mr_Jellyfish

    At last! Looks great!

    4 years agoby @mr-jellyfishFlag

  21. BawnianĀ©-Dexeus

    Dunno what upsets me the most. That I was in Puerto Rico when they began filming and never heard of it's production or that I'm hearing about it now

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. CrankFarney

    Nice! Looks awesome!

    4 years agoby @crankfarneyFlag

  23. ZanyZap

    Hunter S. Thompson is my inspiration. Every time I drink, I drink to him.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

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