Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Johnny Depp To Return To Hunter S. Thompson 's Crazy Brilliant World

TheBadandUgly.com has received a casting announcement that suggests the Hunter S. Thompson The Rum Diary adaptation will be Depp's next, as it lists a March 2009 start date. Depp will play Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist writing for a rundown newspaper in 1950s Puerto Rico and surrounded by a bunch of lost souls bent on self-destruction. Bruce Robinson wrote the screenplay and will direct.

Depp previously starred in the big screen adaptation of Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."