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New Photos: Amber Heard In The 'Rum Diary,' Michelle Williams In 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 14, 2011 2:04 AM
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More Photos From 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'MI4,' 'We Bought A Zoo,' 'The Muppets,' 'Breaking Dawn' & More"The Rum Diary" starring Johnny Depp has been in the can for what feels like two years now, but there's a reason for the delay apparently. ''You can't open it next to some blockbuster thing,'' Depp told EW in their Fall Film Preview issue. ''It's a special little film.'' While we've seen photos of Depp as the writer Paul Kemp who works at a Puerto Rico newspaper in the '50s-set adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's early novel, this is our first look at Amber Heard in the picture. The director is Bruce Robinson of "Withnail & I" fame? Wait, who? Exactly. Robinson hasn't directed a feature since "Jennifer Eight" in 1992, but as he told EW, "Johnny's one of the few stars who can [handpick] who they want to direct a movie." And what's one of Depp's favorite movies? Well, the debauched and depraved "Withnail & I" so there you have it. The picture also stars Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins and it hits theaters on October 28.

Johnny Depp's 'The Rum Diary' Will Hit Theaters On October 28th Via Film District

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2011 5:02 AM
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Updated: This is all confirmed. As you were.

Bruce Robinson Started Drinking Again To Write 'The Rum Diary'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 23, 2011 3:26 AM
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Says The Film Has "De-Innoculated" Him From Directorial RetirementApparently, Bruce Robinson not only gave up his filmmaking retirement to tackle an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" at Johnny Depp's request, he also gave up his sobriety.

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