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    Johnny Depp Keeps Track of Sex, Booze and Crime in The Rum Diary Trailer

    Johnny Depp has once again immersed himself in the bizarro world of Hunter S. Thompson.

    In The Rum Diary, the Oscar nominee plays journalist Paul Kemp, a New Yorker who heads down to Puerto Rico to work for a San Juan newspaper and ends up on a series of trippy adventures thanks to a blond vixen (Amber Heard), her shady boyfriend (Aaron Eckhart) and, go figure, some abnormally high-proof rum.

    And, he finds a story, much to the concern of his editor, played by Richard Jenkins.

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    Maybe if everyone he met weren't so bent on self-destruction, Kemp would have more of a chance at the peaceful existence he seeks, but... Where's the fun in that?

    The Rum Diary was a passion project for Depp, who angled to get the film made for years and is credited as a producer. A good friend of Thompson's, who died in 2005, Depp played another harshly-ripped-from-reality character in the screen version of the late gonzo journalist's drug-fueled roman à clef, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    Happily, while The Rum Diary promises to have a similar tone and pace as Fear and Loathing, at least this time we're frantically watching Depp go nuts on us with a full head of hair.

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