depp-rum-diary

If this  image of Johnny Depp on the set of The Rum Diary is any indication, the actor’s days of playing crazily garbed characters like Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka appear to be behind him.

He’s back to looking like his normal handsome self, with a tan that can be attributed to the Miami location. Pop Sugar goes wild over the picture of the star in red convertible and sunglasses, saying ” there’s nothing to complain about here, other than wishing we were the ones in that seat to his right. Yum.”

While I don’t know if I’d go quite that far, there is ample reason to excited about Bruce Robinson’s forthcoming adaptation of the novel by the late, great Hunter S. Thompson. There’s Depp’s involvement, for one. A good friend of the author and obviously familiar with the mechanics of translating the world of Gonzo journalism to the big screen, his involvement bodes well for the project’s artistic credibility.

There’s a strong supporting cast, including Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Amber Heard, and Robinson’s Withnail & I has a bit of the Thompsonian spirit to it. Lastly the film, set to be released in 2010, is about the challenges of life as a freelance journalist, an apt theme for today’s troubled media climate.


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
SXSW 2014
Game of Thrones reviews
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3