Recently GK films released a picture from the Rum Diary of Johnny Depp & Amber Heard today FilmDistrict finally launched the first official trailer for The Rum Diary, based off of Hunter S. Thompson's novel, starring Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp. The trailer for the long-awaited feature film version of the Thompson penned novel debuted on TV’s Entertainment Tonight.
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny 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.