“The Rum Diary,” starring Johnny Depp, has a new poster out, as well as a new website. The poster, featured below the post, is the final poster that will be released for the movie and the official site, which can be found here, is not as trippy as you’d expect a website about a film about a Hunter S. Thompson novel to be. But it’s very slick and stylish with the right amount of edge, fitting for such a film. Also below the post is the film’s trailer.

“Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, “The Rum Diary” tells the increasingly unhinged 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 fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. 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.”

The film will be released to theaters October 28, which, in a way, is fitting– seeing how trippy and weird the movie is, it could possibly fit in with your Halloween viewing. You can learn more about the film at the official site, linked above, and the film’s Facebook page. You can also follow FilmDistrict on Twitter to learn to keep up with the film’s updates.

The Rum Diary Poster
The Rum Diary Poster

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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