The movie, based on a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Giovanni Ribisi
FilmDistrict will release "The Rum Diary," the Johnny Depp movie based on an early Hunter S. Thompson novel, and release it Oct. 28, 2011, the company announced at Cinemacon in Las Vegas today.
The movie is written and directed by Bruce Robinson ("Withnail and I") and also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi.
The movie is about journalist Paul Kemp, played by Depp — who played the role of Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
In "The Rum Diary," Depp's character moves from New York to Puerto Rico, where he becomes entangled with an American woman (Heard) and her fiancee (Eckhart), a shady developer.
The movie is produced by Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Depp and Christi Dembrowski, along with Graham King and Tim Headington. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis also produce.
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