Filming Begins on The Run Diary

Posted on April 3, 2009

Cover of The Rum Diary

Filming has begun in Puerto Rico on The Rum Diary, the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel. Bruce Robinson wrote the screenplay. Johnny Depp is starring in the film.

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 movie stars Depp as a 1950s freelance journalist who tires of New York and travels to Puerto Rico to write for a newspaper there. He begins drinking rum on a regular basis and becomes infatuated with a woman he meets who has a very dangerous fiance. There is no release date set and it's unclear how much the film will mirror the book's plot.

The film's IMDB listing can be found here.

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