'The Rum Diary' trailer: Raid the minibar and take a swig for Johnny Depp's Puerto Rican adventure

Johnny Depp is teetering back into familiar territory. The Rum Diary trailer has arrived, highlighting the actor’s second journey into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson after 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas made him Hollywood’s bona fide reincarnation of the deceased Gonzo journalist. Depp plays another character based on the author himself, but this time he’s ditched the drugs and the desert in favor of a death-defying Amber Heard and many bottles of sweet Puerto Rican rum.

The trailer is as colorful and vibrant as one covering a journalist’s 1960’s drunken jaunt through Puerto Rico should be. Depp encounters a bedazzled turtle, imagines a giant tongue, and goes rum-bottle-bowling while he tries to seduce Heard and take down a sleazy, corrupt businessman (Aaron Eckhart). Despite the typical hallucinatory hodge-podge, Diary looks more mainstream and accessible to the sober general public than the drug-addled Vegas. Plus, there’s Richard Jenkins!

Diary will stumble into a theatre near you on Oct. 28. In the meantime, grab the nearest bedazzled turtle and check out the trailer below. 

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  • Tom


  • K

    Looks good.

    • officer Ioki

      whatever happened to Dustin Nugyen who played officer Ioki on 21 Jump Street? Why doesn’t he team up with Depp to do a great Vietnamese-based movie. He is the Tom Cruise of Vietnam

  • Dave

    I’m excited to see this. As much as I have loved Johnny Depp in his recent films, it’s really nice to see him back in something that isn’t a big budget, special effects extravaganza.

  • Misspriss_1

    Well, of course I am gonna watch it. Johnny is in it!! Nuff said….

  • Liver

    This hardly resembles the book at all, but it still looks good.

  • Avi

    Looks cool! and very funny

  • Bretton James

    Amber Heard is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. She’s amazing. That woman is incredible. I was so disappointed when she came out as a lesbian. What an absolute waste. She doesn’t know what she’s missing.

    • mark

      She sure as hell’s not missing you.

      • mark

        But I’m 121 pounds overweight, so what do I know.

  • Mr Movie Man


  • serisiouly

    Im so gonna love this!!!!

  • Hunter S

    Johnny you completely butchered my book, no rum for you in heaven.

  • joe

    waiting for Oscar.that’s great

  • Hans M.

    Sheesh, talking about low-browing the humor. It’s like they are selling this to idiots.

    • Davey

      Welcome to America.

  • tangllle

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  • liz

    “Why is the rum always gone”? It just had to be said,

  • MCS

    It looks quite different from the book, but I am still excited to see it. Looks good.

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