FilmDistrict has released new clips for its lastest drama/adventure, The Rum Diary. Based on the early novel (of the same name) by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary tells the story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny 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 (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancee of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down. Directed by Bruce Robinson, the film also stars Michael Rispoli (Two Family House) and Giovanni Ribisi (Boiler Room, The Mod Squad). You can check out the clips below…
Are you Outta our Mind?
Driving Into the Sea
God’s Idea of Money
The Rum Diary is set to release on October 28th.