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Johnny Depp is working hard these days



Tbddepp080107 Johnny Depp is keeping busy post-Jack Sparrow: Variety reports the actor will again channel Hunter S. Thompson to play the main character in an adaptation of Thompson’s autobiographical novel, The Rum Diary.

It should be a slightly different Hunter than the one Depp portrayed in the screen version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson wrote the account of being a freelancer working at a Puerto Rican newspaper in the 1950s when he was just 22, but the book wasn’t published until 1998.

Filming should begin after Depp finishes Shantaram, about an Australian drug addict who escapes to India, which is next on his plate since he’s completed Sweeney Todd. And later, Depp may work on an adaptation of Dark Shadows and a film called Sasha’s Story: The Life and Death of a Russian Spy. Johnny’s got to keep the drinks flowing, savvy?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:17am]


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