Deppâ€™s Commitment To Late Thompson Lives on in â€˜Rum Diaryâ€™Â from Hollywood Today
HOLLYWOOD, CA (rushprnews)Â August 1, 2007Â â€” Hollywood idol Johnny Depp, a great fan of â€œgonzo-journalistâ€ Hunter S. Thompson, will star in an adaptation of the writerâ€™s autobiographical novel â€œRum Diary,â€ it was reported Monday.
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Thompson wrote the work at 22, and Deppâ€™s film will be set in the decadent Puerto Rico of the 1950s, according to Variety. Depp already has portrayed the literary legend in the 1998 film â€œFear and Loathing in Las Vegas.â€
Thompson, a US counter-culture star and pioneer of in-your-face journalism, killed himself in February 2005 aged 67.
His remains were cremated and fired out of a giant cannon â€” a singular send-off paid for by the mega-star of the â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ trilogy.
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