Johnny Depp Speaks on The Rum Diary Role: A Living Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson

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Johnny Depp, who took audiences inside the world of Hunter S. Thompson in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, returns to that warped paradise again this week.

The Oscar winner stars in The Rum Diary, based on Thompson's novel by the same name and centered around a journalist named Paul Kemp (a.k.a. Thompson).

Depp recently took THG's partner site, Movie Fanatic, on a journey to the alcohol-soaked paradise in Puerto Rico ... not literally, sadly. But he talked all about it.

This is a special film for Depp, who found the manuscript for what would be one of Thompson's final books, and for whom portraying his close friend is a true honor.

Watch The Rum Diary trailer below, then follow the link for Movie Fanatic's one-on-one interview with Johnny Depp himself, the actor who carries on Hunter's legacy ...

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