More than a decade after Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp returns to Hunter S. Thompson territory with The Rum Diary, in theaters October 28. Get a load of the rum-soaked trailer!
In The Rum Diary, Depp plays Paul Kemp, a roving New York City journalist in the Eisenhower era who escapes to pristine Puerto Rico for a gig at the local, run-down newspaper, The San Juan Star. In between gallons of rum and LSD trips, Kemp soon becomes obsessed with the incredibly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée (Amber Heard) of Sanderson, a shady American entrepreneur (Aaron Eckhart).
When Kemp discovers that Sanderson and his cohorts are looking to convert the country into a capitalist paradise for the wealthy, he's faced with helping to promote their corrupt scheme -- or take them down, big time.
Also starring Richard Jenkins, Michael Rispoli and Giovanni Ribisi, the film is directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I).