Washington: Johnny Depp is all set to join the cast of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson`s upcoming movie ‘The Rum Diary’.
The movie tells of the exploits that journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) had to face after moving to Puerto Rico in the 1950s to work for a San Juan newspaper, Contactmusic reported.
His editor immediately informs him that he regrets hiring him, but he finds himself on an island full of sun, sea and unusually high proof rum.
Depp previously also played a character based on Hunter S. Thompson after starring in Terry Gilliam’s 1998 adaptation of ‘Fear And Loathing’ In Las Vegas.
‘The Rum Diary’ was penned down in the 1960s and was first published in 1998.
Depp, who was said to be passionate about the project for some time, has been credited as a producer.