Thursday, February 5, 2009

Amber Heard To Join Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary

THR has word that Amber Heard is in the running to join Johnny Depp in "Rum Diary," the adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel, which Bruce Robinson is writing and directing, as the female lead.

"Diary" will place Heard at the front and center of a love triangle in the tale of a washed-up, hard-drinking journalist named Paul Kemp (Depp) in 1950s Puerto Rico. Heard will play Chenault, the free-spirited girlfriend of a fellow journalist who cheats on him with Kemp, trying to convince him to run away with. The film will start shooting March 30 in Puerto Rico.