Catch Your First Look at Johnny Depp in Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary

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New photos hit the net today depicting Johnny Depp in a new screen adaptation of The Rum Diary. Directed by Bruce Robinson, the film stars Depp, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi and Aaron Eckhart.

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film 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.

Take a look at the new photos below, and keep your eyes peeled for more in our Rum Diary pictures gallery!

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The Rum Diary is an origins story for those familiar with the legend of Hunter S. Thompson. As he did in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,...

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