The first trailer for FilmDistrict's The Rum Diary has been finally been released via ET Online. The movie reunites Johnny Depp with the world of Hunter S. Thompson in the adaptation that has him playing New York journalist Paul Kemp, a divorced alcoholic & struggling novelist who decides to "kick around" in Puerto Rico until his ship comes in, working as a journalist for a newspaper that's on its last legs, drinking "gallons of rum" and experimenting with LSD. Depp played Hunter S. Thompson over a decade ago in Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas & was the narrator for Alex Gibney's doc Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in 2008. The Rum Diary also stars Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovani Ribisi & Richard Jenkins. Directed by Bruce Robinson The Rum Diary hits theaters this October 28th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Synopsis: "The Rum Diary tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny 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 (Richard 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 (Amber Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Aaron 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."