Amaury Nolasco books 'Rum Diary' role

Johnny Depp stars in adaptation of Thompson novel

Amaury Nolasco has joined the cast of "The Rum Diary," Bruce Robinson's adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel.

Johnny Depp toplines the movie, which began production this week in Puerto Rico. The cast also includes Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Rispoli.

Nolasco plays Segurra, the son of the biggest cement-plant owner on the island.

"Diary" is the debut film of Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Depp and Christi Dembrowski.

The film also is produced and fully financed by Graham King and his production company GK Films. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis also are attached to produce.

Nolasco, best known for TV's "Prison Break," has appeared in "Transformers" and "Max Payne" and next appears in "Armored," which comes out in the fall.

He is repped by WMA and Untitled.
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