Originally Posted on Forbes.
Drugs, alcohol, hysteria and the power of words unsurprisingly play a large part in the new adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel, The Rum Diary. Coming out on October 28, The Rum Diary follows Paul Kemp, a character loosely based on Thompson’s own experience, as he travels to Puerto Rico to work as a journalist in the late 1950’s. The work, of course, is full of the mind-altering debauchery the author is most well known for. Fans will be delighted to hear that Johnny Depp will once again be playing the alcohol fueled, reckless journalist of Thompson’s twisted imagination, but the obvious question is: how will this compare to Depp’s last stint in a Hunter S. Thompson movie, the cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?