Larry King Is Back: Does Special CNN Interview With Johnny Depp (Video)

Depp talks about living in Hunter S. Thompson's basement

Larry King has confirmed on Twitter that he's returning to CNN on Oct. 16 for a rare interview with "The Rum Diary" star Johnny Depp.

"Excited to announce my next special: an interview with Johnny Depp! Airs Sunday, 10/16 at 8pmET/5pmPT," King wrote.

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King had previously mentioned Depp, who rarely sits for TV interviews, as being on his wish list. The 77-year-old talk show host has never interviewed the Oscar nominee before.

Among the topics up for discussion: How Depp, while living in Hunter S. Thompson's basement when he was researching "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," found an old stack of Thompson's writings, which became "The Rum Diary."

Watch a video preview of the King/Depp chat: