The Rum Diary

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Original title The Rum Diary
Category Drama, Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 2011
Production Country
Directors Bruce Robinson
Cast Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Amaury Nolasco, Marshall Bell, Bill Smitrovich, Julian Holloway, Enzo Cilenti, Aaron Lustig, Natalia Rivera, Jimmy Ortega
Distributor Entertainment Film Distributors


Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. 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 newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the late 50's version of Hemmingway's lost generation, Paul soon becomes increasingly obsessed with Chenault (Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. THE RUM DIARY is a GK Films, Infinitum Nihil and Film Engine production.