FilmDistrict to Release Johnny Depp Starrer 'Rum Diary'

Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart co-star in film based on Hunter S. Thompson novel.

The Johnny Depp starrer The Rum Diary will be released by FilmDistrict on Oct. 28. The film is based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel about a burned-out New York journalist who takes a job writing for a newspaper in Puerto Rico.

Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Richard Jenkins co-star. Bruce Robinson directed from his own screenplay.

Depp's Infinitum Nihil, Graham King and Tim Headington are producing, along with Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis.

Peter Schlessel, CEO of FilmDistrict and President of GK Films, said, "The Rum Diary is a special project for all of us here, as it is a true collaboration between both of our entities. Depp gives an extraordinary performance in this remarkable adaptation."