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    'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    Eckhart, Jenkins book 'Rum Diary' pic

    Depp, Heard cast in Hunter S. Thompson tale

    By Borys Kit
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Feb 10, 2009, 01:00 AM ET


    Aaron Eckhart, left, and Richard Jenkins (Getty Images photos)

    BERLIN -- Aaron Eckhart and Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins will be hitting the sauce in "Rum Diary," the adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel that stars Johnny Depp.

    Eckhart is in negotiations while Jenkins is signed on for the movie, which Bruce Robinson adapted and is directing. Amber Heard also is on board.

    Eckhart is part of a love triangle that sees him vying with Depp for Heard's affection. "Diary" is the tale of a washed-up, hard-drinking journalist named Paul Kemp (Depp) in 1950s Puerto Rico. Eckhart would play Sanderson, a wealthy landowner who believes everything has a price and introduces Kemp to a different standard of living.

    Jenkins is playing Lotterman, the man who oversees the rundown newspaper where Kemp works.

    The project, which Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Graham King are producing, begins shooting March 30 in Puerto Rico. "Rum" is a production of King's GK Films and Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Also producing is Film Engine, with A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen and William Shively attached alongside Robert Kravis and Greg Shapiro. GK Films is preselling at the European Film Market in Berlin.

    Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in "The Dark Knight," also is attached to star in "Battle: Los Angeles," a sci-fi actioner from Columbia Pictures, director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Neal Moritz.

    The CAA-repped actor next stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in "Traveling."

    Gersh-repped Jenkins, nominated for the best actor Oscar for "The Visitor," just signed on for a stint in Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's mystery-shrouded horror project "Cabin in the Woods" for MGM/UA. He is additionally repped by Bill Treusch.
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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    He calls shotgun! A retro-cool Johnny Depp goes for a spin with costar Aaron Eckhart in a vintage red convertible Friday while shooting the 1950s-set film The Rum Diary, based on late pal Hunter S. Thompson's novel, in Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest.
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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    When they announced this movie a couple of years ago, I thought it was going to be a prequel to Fear and Loathing since it is also supposed to be based on Hunter S. Thompson's experiences.

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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    Posted: Wed., Apr. 1, 2009, 4:01pm PT

    Michael Rispoli joins 'Rum Diary'

    Film stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart


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    By Stacy Dodd
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    Michael Rispoli ("The Sopranos") has landed a lead in "Rum Diary" alongside Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. Rispoli plays Bob Salas in the film, now shooting in Puerto Rico.
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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    huh. Not really shocked that Johnny would be this involved in a movie about Thompson's book.




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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    Amaury Nolasco books 'Rum Diary' role

    Johnny Depp stars in adaptation of Thompson novel

    By Borys Kit
    The Hollywood Reporter
    April 2, 2009, 11:00 PM ET



    Amaury Nolasco, left, and Johnny Depp (Getty Images photo)

    Amaury Nolasco has joined the cast of "The Rum Diary," Bruce Robinson's adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel.

    Johnny Depp toplines the movie, which began production this week in Puerto Rico. The cast also includes Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Rispoli.

    Nolasco plays Segurra, the son of the biggest cement-plant owner on the island.

    "Diary" is the debut film of Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Depp and Christi Dembrowski.

    The film also is produced and fully financed by Graham King and his production company GK Films. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis also are attached to produce.

    Nolasco, best known for TV's "Prison Break," has appeared in "Transformers" and "Max Payne" and next appears in "Armored," which comes out in the fall.
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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    The Rum Diary
    Starring Johnny Depp,
    Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson,
    Begins Principal Photography
    in Puerto Rico

    Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins And Giovanni Ribisi Join Depp In The Screen Version Of The First Novel By Hunter S. Thompson

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography began on "The Rum Diary" on March 25th, 2009 in Puerto Rico. Based on the first novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film stars Johnny Depp, who is joined by Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. Bruce Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, is directing. "The Rum Diary" represents the debut film of Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski. The film is also produced and fully financed by Graham King and his production company GK Films. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis are also attached to produce. The movie will be shot entirely in Puerto Rico.

    Based on the debut novel by Thompson which initiated his long, distinguished and brilliantly unpredictable career, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper, the San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the late '50s version of Hemingway's "The Lost Generation," Paul soon becomes increasingly obsessed with Chenault (Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals.
    Infinitum Nihil, which was formed in 2004, has a busy slate of projects in development including "Dark Shadows," written by Tim Burton and produced with Graham King's GK Films for Warner Bros. Pictures, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," to be directed by Chris Wedge and also produced with GK Films for Warner Bros. Pictures and "Attica," adapted by Linda Woolverton and to be directed by Sam Fell. The Company also has several books it is developing and producing along with GK Films, for Warner Bros. Pictures including Gregory Roberts' "Shantaram," Gordon Dahlquist's "The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" and Tom Robbins' book, "Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates". Other projects in development include Nick Tosches' book "In The Hand of Dante;" "Lord Whimsy's Affected Provincial's Companion;" Joseph Gangemi's "Inamorata" adapted by the author; and journalist-author James Meek's "The People's Act of Love".
    GK Films :: The Rum Diary Starring Johnny Depp, Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson, Begins Principal Photography in Puerto Rico
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    Re: 'The Rum Diary' produced by & starring Johnny Depp

    You made my day, ALIASd! Any day that has info on a new Johnny Depp movie is a good day. (Even if it is April 7 and it is snowing.)

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