rum diary depp Two More Clips From ‘The Rum Diary’ – Starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart & Amber Heard

Film District has released two more clips from Bruce Robinson’s (Withnail and I) Johnny Depp-starring adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘The Rum Diary.’ The story centers on itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp), who moves to Puerto Rico and eventually discovers his voice as a writer and his integrity. From the looks of the trailer expect ample alcohol-fueled outrageousness to ensue on his journey! ‘The Rum Diary’ also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. The film is set for release October 28th in the US, and November 4th in the UK.

“The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenault (Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.