It was announced Tuesday at CinemaCon that the Johnny Depp film The Rum Diary has a distributor and a release date. The film, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, is set to be released on October 28, 2011.
The film stars Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi.
The Run Diary tells the story of journalist Paul Kemp who, tired of the Eisenhower-era America, travels to Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper. Joining in the run-soaked lifestyle of the '50s, Kemp becomes involved with a beautiful young woman (Heard) and her fiance (Eckhart), a businessman involved in some very shady business deals.
The Run Diary is directed by Bruce Robinson.