Talking about her role as opposite Johnny Depp in the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, Amber Heard says that she hopes the film gets all the attention that it deserves.
Speaking to Metro, the Drive Angry star said: “I was a fan of the book written by Hunter S. Thompson and also Bruce Robinson who directed it… I hope The Rum Diary gets all the attention and accolades it deserves but it’s hard to tell before it’s released.”
“Working with Johnny Depp was also certainly a plus… He has a personal connection with Hunter S. Thompson and carried that with him when we filmed. I felt like I was working with someone who really has a special understanding of the material.”
The Rum Diary is the Story of journalist Paul Kemp, who moves from New York to work for a newspaper in Puerto Rico. Set in the early 1950s, the novel is a story of love, jealousy, violence and disloyalty between the Americans who work for the paper.