Now comes another terrific poster, courtesy of IMP Awards, with Johnny Depp really looking the part on this one. Even the tagline on it, “Absolutely Nothing In Moderation,” is pretty fantastic, and I can’t wait for this to come out.
Along with Depp, we can look forward to seeing Amber Heard (Drive Angry), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar), and Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), directed by Bruce Robinson, Oscar nominee for 1984’s The Killing Fields, from a script that he wrote based on Thompson’s novel of the same name.
“The Rum Diary tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tired 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 run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman (Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ’50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenault (Heard) and her fiancée Sanderson (Eckhart), a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.”
The few things that we’ve seen so far from the film couldn’t make me want to see it more, and with its 4th November release date fast coming up, we thankfully don’t have that much longer to wait. For now, here’s the great new poster to enjoy. Depp is the master at putting his own personal touch on all of his characters, and I can’t wait to see his performance in this. As usual, click to enlarge.